I am travelling to Hong Kong once a year. This time I only took the Ricoh GR and a Fuji X-100s with me. "Getting close" is what I really like in a crowded city like Hong Kong. By the way, I can barely distinguish images taken with the Ricoh and the one captured with the Fuji. More and more I think, all these discussions on the internet about gear is useless in real life. Free yourself, enjoy shooting and don´t hunt for more lenses and bodies. Make good use of what you already have.
I was writing about the excellent vintage Minolta 50mm f/1.4 MC Rokkor-PG lens already. This time I had the chance to compare the RAW files with the JPG files.
The Minolta 50mm f/1.4 MC Rokkor-PG is an excellent manual focus lens from the 1970s. It is sharp at all apertures and it´s usable @ f/1.4. for low light photography. The narrow depth of field creates creamy bokeh. Images are a little less contrasty but easy to fix in post. Balance of colors are neutral. Manual focusing is fun with the waffle-pattern rubber. This vintage lens is just a joy to use.
The Minolta 50mm f/3,5 Macro lens is an old standard focal length macro. On APS-C it´s a short tele about 75mm.