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Minolta MD 35-105

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dixeyk, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
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    I know folks love their primes but this and the MD 35-70/3.5 macro are pretty darned good as well.
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Looks like a nice lens and a very pleasant image.

    Is it a true Macro, or simply marketed as such?

    I have one actually 1:1 Macro lens and two that are labeled Macro, but would be lucky to go to 1:2.
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great photo Kevin!

    I also have this lens in my collection, but unfortunaly my copy came with a broken aperture ring :( The aperture actually works ok (opens and closes) but it has lost it clicks. But its biggest issue is that there's a problem (interference) with the macro ring - its stuck on 105mm and "macro" mode...One of my lenses that I haven't use at all - maybe its time to try it out :)

    Dave, its not a true macro lens, just close focus ability (1:4 at 105mm)
     
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  4. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    It's just like the MD 35-70/3.5 and 70-210/4...not a true macro. I also have the MC 50/3.5 with tube which is a true macro but I find the closeup ability of these lenses (1:4 and 1:7) works really well for me.

    I find that my three MD Zooms are plenty sharp, have good OOF areas and are really flexible. Of the three I own the 35-70/3.5 is probably the best optically but the 35-105 is a very convenient range.
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I too have two similarly marked "Macro" lenses that are technically not Macro, but still are pleasant enough. :)
     
  6. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Interestingly I don't actually care for using my REAL macro lens.
     
  7. WTran

    WTran TalkEmount Rookie

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    Aug 10, 2015
    May I ask what adapter do you use?
     
  8. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    It's a Fotodiox MD to NEX adapter