LensWars: Minolta MD 100mm f/2.5 vs. MD Macro 100mm f/4.0

Comparison of lenses Minolta MD 100mm 1:2.5, Minolta MD Macro 100mm 1:4.0.

Both these lenses are from “must have” category, for different tasks of course – the macro and the tele, so, there is no need to choose one of these two – lenses aren’t competitors. The comparison has been performed just because of curiosity.

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LensRomantic: Minolta MD 100mm 1:2.5

Comparison of two different copies of Minolta MD 100mm 1:2.5. (New-MD, NMD, MDIII)

‘LensRomantic’ tests description is here. Tests of this type are mostly for collectors or tech-enthusiasts, for photographers I recommend to go directly to the lens review.

Minolta New-MD 100mm F2.5 is one of the best balanced portrait lenses – ideal combination of focal distance, aperture and IQ with weight and size. Some time ago, it was forgotten, but today the lens is becoming popular again, and it is harder and harder to find it.

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