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Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 vs Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2022 3:06 pm    Post subject: Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 vs Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5 Reply with quote

Comparison center (100% crops):
CenterComparison by devoscasper, on Flickr

I initially included the Canon EF 100/2 as well, but something happened with the focus from f/2.8 to f/8, so I took them out. Minolta has somewhat better image wide open, but this is at a smaller opening (f/2.8 vs f/2.5). At f/4, f/5.6 and f/8 the performance is comparable.

Then, comparison of far corners. In this case, the Canon is included. Note: I'm not testing flatness of field, because I focused to get the corners as sharp as possible. I don't have the right setup to reliably test flatness of field.

Cornercomparison by devoscasper, on Flickr

Both macro lenses are sharper in the far corners than the Canon EF 100/2. Quite impressive actually. Again, the Tokina is a bit softer wide open, but this is at a larger opening.

Other tests such as bokeh, may follow later, but I can confidently say that both macro lenses perform very good in this regard.

The Minolta could be a very good alternative for the Tokina if you're on a tighter budget. I use mine with an MF adapter. The Tokina is more pleasant to work with in manual focus, but the Minolta goes to 1:1 without the use of an adapter. Build quality of both lenses is excellent.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! Friends


PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for taking the time, caspert79. Such comparisons are always of interest to me.

And I don't have much love for autofocus lenses, but that Minolta is really impressive wide open.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

55 wrote:
Thanks for taking the time, caspert79. Such comparisons are always of interest to me.

And I don't have much love for autofocus lenses, but that Minolta is really impressive wide open.


Yeah, I understand. I prefer to use the Tokina because of the smooth focusing experience, but the Minolta is great bang for the buck (less than 100€).


PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know how the tokina 100mm 2.8 atx pro D peformes against these two?

Thank you.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pabeu wrote:
Does anyone know how the tokina 100mm 2.8 atx pro D peformes against these two?

Thank you.


It’s supposedly really good. However, these 2 macro’s are among the best lenses I tried on my A7R2.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 7:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 vs Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5 Reply with quote

caspert79 wrote:

The Minolta could be a very good alternative for the Tokina if you're on a tighter budget.

Not only if you're on a thighter budget ...! The Tokina is smaller of course, and easier to focus manually at longer ranges - but the Minolta goes to 1:1 (as you said) and has double floating focusing system (i. e. three lens groups moving independently).

caspert79 wrote:
The Tokina is more pleasant to work with in manual focus

At longer distances (e. g. portrits): yes.
But if you want to use it mainly for macro purposes, you usually first set the desired ratio (e. g. 1:3 or 1:1.5) on the lens; then you can focus your image by varying the distance between lens/camera and object. Much easier than trying to focus the lens via its distance ring ...

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EDIT

BTW the Minolta AF 2.8/100mm Macro at infinity is quite a bit better than the contemporary AF Nikkor 2.8/105mm (not talking about the current AF Nikkor here)!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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