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testing my lenses - part 18 - Minolta 35-105mm/3.5-4.5
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: testing my lenses - part 18 - Minolta 35-105mm/3.5-4.5 Reply with quote

Minolta MD Zoom 35-105mm/3.5-4.5













PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dog is great! My favorite type is German shepherd what else Wink


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can tell by the expression on dogs face in pic #5 that it's old... am I right? Smile


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Dog is great! My favorite type is German shepherd what else Wink


first one or the second one (with sad expression)


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NikonD wrote:
you can tell by the expression on dogs face in pic #5 that it's old... am I right? Smile


don't really know, it's not mine, just a dog a came upon while walking around near my Grandma's retirement home in Stubičke Toplice
but he really has a sad face


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First one, I like happy animals.


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a awful lens, it can't even hold 1024px web pics, or maybe m4:3 stress the lens too much


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poilu wrote:
what a awful lens, it can't even hold 1024px web pics, or maybe m4:3 stress the lens too much


what makes you label this lens awful?


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WolverineX wrote:
what makes you label this lens awful?

I found the definition poor, but of course it is my subjective interpretation


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: testing my lenses - part 18 - Minolta 35-105mm/3.5-4.5 Reply with quote

WolverineX wrote:
Minolta MD Zoom 35-105mm/3.5-4.5




Ah! Maybe a Kiron 28-105mm to compare with this one Wink


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

poilu wrote:
WolverineX wrote:
what makes you label this lens awful?

I found the definition poor, but of course it is my subjective interpretation


awful is a bit harsh

btw. first two photos are actually crops of the original photos


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the lens is OK - I would say it's sharp!

What camera?

tf


PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

trifox wrote:
I think the lens is OK - I would say it's sharp!

What camera?

tf


i use Olympus E-520 (for now, untill fortune falls out of the sky and i'm able to buy E-5 Very Happy )

this lens also has "macro" mode at 105mm ,but i woul prefer calling it close focus, it goes up to 1:4 magnification

close focus shot of the modelling manequin that is on my car's dashboard , it's about 10cm tall (about 4 inches)




PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WolverineX: Would you happen to know if it is the same optical formula as the 1st AF version in A-Mount? That one is my go-to lens when not using MF.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodrim wrote:
WolverineX: Would you happen to know if it is the same optical formula as the 1st AF version in A-Mount? That one is my go-to lens when not using MF.


i really don't know, tryied the google but couldn't find anything good, all i can say is that this lens has 14 elements in 12 groups


PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then maybe likely the same. The earlier of the AF zooms were 14/12 and then it changed to 12/10. The early one is the more highly regarded. I love mine and find it very sharp, very low CA, and dead on with its focusing. It's an early AF, so its a bit noisy. If what you have is the same lens in AF, I suggest holding onto it and giving it a good workout to properly assess. I have two galleries from mine; one misc, and the other from the Amelia Island Concours last year where this was the only lens I brought.
http://www.pbase.com/mdlempert/minolta35to105
http://www.pbase.com/mdlempert/amelia


PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this lens , it was my favorite all-purpose lens on my Xe-5 years ago ... Smile


PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lens served me well again at this year's Amelia Island Concours...







PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

new samples with E-M5











PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb results - looks like a very capable lens! Smile


PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1!
But my favorite stays the sad looking German Sheperd.

NikonD wrote:
you can tell by the expression on dogs face in pic #5 that it's old... am I right?

I think he is 5 - 6 years old (still hardly any gray round his mouth).
The way of looking doesn't depends on his age, but how he reacts on what he sees.
They have a great variation in expressions available!


PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WolverineX wrote:
new samples with E-M5


Has fortune fallen out of the sky? Nice results. The Minolta 35-105 remains my go to lens for AF and the best of only two zooms I will use.