Minolta 100mm f/2

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby pooschey » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:06 am

Thanks! I've been hit by a serious case of Lens Lust! Beside these, I've got the 85/1.4, 100/2.8, 135/2.8 & 28-135/4-4.5, just to name a few :oops: I'm looking for a cure to this dreaded disease...

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pooschey wrote:I've been a lurker for a while since I first got my A350, though I've upgraded to the A700 beginning this year. Saw this thread and I thought I'd register and become an official member :D

I just got a nice copy of this lens from the guy I bought my A700 and 200mm/F2.8 APO from. It was a lucky break, and I got it for the equivalent of about US$570. Happy as a lark! I'm going out tomorrow night to try this out on my regular weekend night visits to the performances at the theatre.


Nice lenses and welcome, Pooschey. :D

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby InTheSky » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:42 pm

If you find the cure, please send it to me too !

Here is picture I have took on Monday after work waiting for my girlfriend to take me home.

(from cRaw converted with Bibble Pro 5.0 on linux ubuntu 64bits, 85p jpeg) :

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby AJ Gressette » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:48 pm

There is no cure for lens lust. However there is a temporary and treatable solution to this illness. Just buy one lens every time symptoms reoccur. 8)
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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby pakodominguez » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:45 am

AJ Gressette wrote:There is no cure for lens lust. However there is a temporary and treatable solution to this illness. Just buy one lens every time symptoms reoccur. 8)


in order to reduce the ansiety, just think this way: this lens cost 3 times the price of the 135 f2.8 and twice the price (used market) of the 100 f2.8 macro. it is 3 times better than the 135 f2.8 and 2 times better than the 100 macro? I don't think so.

in any case, if you have 800 us$ and you want to offer you the lens: go for it!

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby AJ Gressette » Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:15 am

You can buy the 100 f/2 for about 900US on average. Until you have used this lens extensively at the film plane and in digital, I don't think you can appreciate its full potential. Its still the sharpest Prime Lens Minolta made at "f/2". Then again sharpness does not always delegate price. If you were in the market for one of the 400~500 manufactured 85 f/1.4 G(D) LE or Limited you would pay 3,000.00-4500.00US. Nostalgia plays a roll at times.
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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:49 pm

Take a look at this:

http://cnqo.phys.strath.ac.uk/~daniel/P ... ermere.htm

Zoom in and look round. If Daniel Oi likes the 100mm f/2 you can be sure it's a very good lens indeed.

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby AJ Gressette » Fri May 01, 2009 1:47 am

Simply impressive photograph. Just goes to show what this lens is capable of producing.

Thanks for sharing,
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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby Javelin » Fri May 01, 2009 3:09 am

There was a post on DPR with a new user asking if he should buy this cragslist ad. it was a max 9 with this 85mm limited lens attached for 750.00.. I respoded early with a jump on it right away recommendation but he found out the seller had gotten such a huge response he decided not to sell it. The good minolta lenses are getting very very rare now. I used to see them quite a bit in the used cabinets at stores but not nowadays.... might try some yard sales now


AJ Gressette wrote: If you were in the market for one of the 400~500 manufactured 85 f/1.4 G(D) LE or Limited you would pay 3,000.00-4500.00US. Nostalgia plays a roll at times.

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby InTheSky » Fri May 01, 2009 6:24 pm

matsuiyastore , I have bought 4 lenses from there (28-70G, 85mm D, 200mm 2.8 HS and non HS) and never had problem and even I don't know how, but he was able to make me save border taxes ...

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby pakodominguez » Wed May 06, 2009 6:23 am

AJ Gressette wrote:You can buy the 100 f/2 for about 900US on average. Until you have used this lens extensively at the film plane and in digital, I don't think you can appreciate its full potential. Its still the sharpest Prime Lens Minolta made at "f/2". Then again sharpness does not always delegate price. If you were in the market for one of the 400~500 manufactured 85 f/1.4 G(D) LE or Limited you would pay 3,000.00-4500.00US. Nostalgia plays a roll at times.

This statement is good for collectors, but I think it doesn't applies to all photographers. Now you can find a Vivitar Serie 1 85mm f1.4 for US$ 375 (REF: http://www.adorama.com/VV8514SO.html) and I'm ready to bet that you won't find any mayor difference between this lens and your 4500 US$ LE version. In other words, the Vivitar will do the job.

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby David Kilpatrick » Wed May 06, 2009 9:33 am

One small difference - the Samyang/Vivitar is manual focus and has no chip, therefore offers no focus confirmation and no SSS control...

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby pakodominguez » Wed May 06, 2009 3:22 pm

David Kilpatrick wrote:One small difference - the Samyang/Vivitar is manual focus and has no chip, therefore offers no focus confirmation and no SSS control...

David

I was talking about price/optical quality.
manual focus isn't a huge issue (nor the Minoltas or the Zeiss focus fast enough for considere it fopr sport photography) but if you add no focus confirmation and no SSS... I'll go for a 135 2.8 or a 100 macro (second hand market) for that price and I'm still doing the job for 300US$ and I can keep the other 4200 US$ for the holidays or the kid's college fund.
I'm not a collector and I consider I have too much equipment already. I dont GAS anymore.

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby artington » Wed May 06, 2009 6:15 pm

Now for someone who would really like one of these this one might come at a reasonable price

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... SS:GB:1123

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Re: Minolta 100mm f/2

Unread postby Javelin » Wed May 06, 2009 6:52 pm

thanks I will keep an eye on it myself :) it's in about the same beat to death looking condition as my beercan.


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