Which is a better lens: MD 20mm f2,.8 or MC 21mm rokkorgreenspun.com : LUSENET : MINOLTA USERS PAGE : One Thread
Hello I need some advice. Which is a better lens: MD 20 mm f2.8 or MC 21 mm f 2.8 rokkor-X or MC 21 mm f2.8 NL rokkor.
I am looking for the following: wide angle photos with minimum fish eye effect i.e minimum rounding at edges
-- Venkat Reddy (email@example.com), July 30, 2001
I picked up the 20mm, but based on other factors: filter size, lens size overall, newer coating, and wider angle. A far as fisheye effect, I haven't noticed much; as long as I am careful to take level photos the distortion is minimal. Of course if you take a picture at the foot of a building looking straight up you will notice a lot of parallel conversion.
-- Christian Deichert (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 02, 2001.
Look tru da lensssss, dummy!
And decide FOR YER SELF!
-- Ami Sperminberg (email@example.com), April 12, 2002.
all in good fun. no need to be pissed off.
the truth is:
mc's and md's are nearly interchangable. the mc's are the older version of two. The one real big difference is that I cannot use shutter priority on my Minolta xd-11 with the mc's, so I tend to like md's better. however, I have a beautiful 21mm mc f2.8 rokkor-x which I love dearly. Sorry, but I don't really know anything about what NL stands for, so I can't help you there.
As for the distortion question:
both 20mm and 21mm are wide angle lens not fisheyes. anything 15mm-19mm is super wide. anything under 15mm is fisheye.
-- ami ima (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 17, 2002.