This is a rated list of many manual Minolta MD and MC lenses, based on extensive use and detailed tests with these lenses on the Sony a7.
What is very noticeable is the mcuh better flare resistance of the modern lens. Here is a comparison of the Minolta MC and the FE55. At f/8 the difference between a 1000 Zeiss and a 25 Minolta 2/50 is negligible in most aspects.
You have a huge choice between thousands of lenses ranging from exotic ones with lots of character to modern high performance lenses. There are 30-year-old primes with better image quality than many modern lenses.
Many lenses are very good in the center from f/2 or f/2.8 but sharpness decreases a lot outside of the center, more than many modern lenses do. If you stop them down to f/8 there are many lenses which are very sharp across the frame.
A third method If you want to focus fast and precise you can take advantage of a technical shortcoming of the electronic viewfinder (EVF). When there are very fine structures in the image you see shimmering pixels in the EVF.
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Minolta MD @f/11. Similar performance for a 1/10th of the price. The Zeiss (affiliate link) faces even stiffer competition because there are manual 35mm lenses for less than 50 which a re sharp from corner to corner at f/2.8 like the Canon nFD.
The /28-70 is okay for a kit lens but many manual lenses will perform better, especially at the short end. There are several methods for focusing and each could be the best, depending on what you are shooting.
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You can increase the effect by increasing the sharpening to 3 ( Creative Style/ your picture mode/ Sharpness ). This will result in overshapened jpgs but if you are shooting raw this wont bother you.
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But there is a big variation between manufacturers and age. The short answer: Yes, they are. The long answer: There are many old lenses which deliver very sharp images. Here are two examples : Tokina Macro @f/2.5.
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They can be very cheap, you can get a great lens for 50. For most applications such a lens will give you 90 of the performance of a 1000 Zeiss FE. For the price of that Zeiss lens you can buy an excellent set of five lenses from 24.