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Minolta MD 100mm/F4 macro (version MD III)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:59 am    Post subject: Minolta MD 100mm/F4 macro (version MD III) Reply with quote

Flower shot taken with Ricoh GXR-M in RAW with minor corrections during conversion with LR6.

Common chicory (cichorium intybus), real life diameter of flower apprx. 25mm.



Haven't found pictures from this lens here. So I thought it's time to post one.

Member "DigiChromeEd" (Edgar) has posted a picture of this lens here:
http://forum.mflenses.com/minolta-md-100mm-f4-macro-t76283.html

Mine is exactly the same version but the shot was taken with the optional 1:1 adapter.

Cheers,


PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolta macro lenses are great! I have the MC f/3.5 100mm version and i love it. I use the 50 more though, my main lens for shooting pics of stuff i want to sell.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 small Like 1 small Like 1 small very nice!


PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely shot, Thomas! Like 1


PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Thomas... Like 1 Like 1


PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, gentlemen!

One more. This time shot fully open at F4 without 1:1 adapter.

Pelargonium peltatum:



PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed! Like 1 Like 1 Like 1


PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a stunning lens. It's a big, fat, heavy thing for sure, but who cares when a lens is this good? It took me a long time to get the correct extender, but it was worth it. . Like 1 small


PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!

Lloydy wrote:
It's a stunning lens. It's a big, fat, heavy thing for sure, but who cares when a lens is this good? It took me a long time to get the correct extender, but it was worth it.


Indeed, this lens is extraordinary and simply excellent. It was according to a comparative test report (Color Foto, Germany) from the 1980's the best macro lens at all in this class (even better than Leitz). The bokeh is also very nice for my taste. I certainly will keep it forever.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While the f 3.5 is heavy, the 100mm f 4.0 is big but mine (MD II) only 375 g (just weighed it). Great for flowers.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Antoine wrote:
While the f 3.5 is heavy, the 100mm f 4.0 is big but mine (MD II) only 375 g (just weighed it). Great for flowers.


That's right. The MD II and III versions are more or less identical. The only obvious difference is that the MD II version has a screw-in hood and the MD III version a clip-in one (besides the change of naming convention and the additional aperture lock of the MD III).


PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One another review for Minolta MDIII 100/4
I'm using it not for macro, but for items shooting - 0.5m-1.5m distances, and totally satisfied