Originally Posted by gavinlg
That's really interesting information - it does make sense at least on a theoretical level. I do mainly have experience with the faster nikkors, not so much the slower more neutral ones.
I find some of the Nikkors suit me better than others. In general the not multi-coated lenses have a less harsh look; this especially seems to help in the oof. 105/2.5 in any version is one of the greats, though I prefer the revised design over the original Sonnar based version.
In the Minolta lenses, be aware that some of the older lenses are great, but huge. The 21/2.8, 28/2.5, 35/1.8 in MC are like that. The 85/1.7 is also big, but doesn't seem as supersized as those others.