Nikon 28-100 vs Minolta 28-100

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Bill Tuthill, May 28, 2004.

  1. Bill Tuthill

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    On a previous thread I said these might be the same lens
    made by Tamron, but seeing tests for both in Pop Photo,
    this seems unlikely, I was wrong!

    Here are the SQF scores compared, Minolta then Nikon:

    11x14 16x20 20x24
    28mm
    3.5 A A B+ B+ B B
    5.6 A A B+ A B B+
    8 A A B+ A B B+
    11 A A B+ B+ C+ B
    16 A A B+ B+ C+ B

    50mm
    5.6 A A+ B+ A B B+
    8 A A+ B+ A B B+
    11 A A B+ A B B+
    16 A A B+ B+ C+ B
    22 B+ A B B C+ C+

    100mm
    5.6 A A+ B+ A B B+
    8 A A+ B+ A B B+
    11 A A+ B+ A+ B+ A
    16 A A+ B+ A B B+
    22 A A+ B A C+ B

    Here are the distortion numbers:

    Minolta 28-100 Nikon 28-100
    28mm 3.0% barrel 3.2% barrel
    50mm 1.00% pincushion .22% pincushion
    100mm 1.69% pincushion .45% pincushion
     
    Bill Tuthill, May 28, 2004
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  2. Bill Tuthill

    Alan Browne Guest

    The SQF below is for which lens ... and where is the other SQF score?
     
    Alan Browne, May 28, 2004
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  3. Bill Tuthill

    parv Guest

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
    ^ | ^ | ^ |
    ^ +----|--+----|--+----- Nikon
    | | |
    +-------+-------+-------- Minolta


    .... as i read OP.


    - parv
     
    parv, May 28, 2004
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  4. Bill Tuthill

    Alan Browne Guest

    Duh! Thanks.
     
    Alan Browne, May 28, 2004
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  5. Bill Tuthill

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Yup, Parv is correct.

    If I had posted the numeric scores, the Nikon 28-100 lens
    would have won in every aperture/enlargement category.
    Sometimes the Nikon was ahead by only a few decimal points,
    but it was always better. Other times it was way ahead.

    What's more important is the terrible pincushion distortion
    of the Minolta versus well-controlled pincushion of the Nikon,
    although both had terrible barrel distortion at wide angle.
     
    Bill Tuthill, May 28, 2004
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  6. Bill Tuthill

    Alan Browne Guest

    My brain was in "standby" again.
    Hmm. I must repost the "top Minolta's" one day to maintain the
    honor of the clan...
     
    Alan Browne, May 29, 2004
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  7. Bill Tuthill

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Go ahead, do it!

    Looks to me like Lisa Horton was correct: the Konica takeover
    has had nothing but bad effects for Minolta customers.

    Lousier lenses: when it was Minolta Minolta and not Konica Minolta,
    the 28-80/3.5-5.6 D was best in class according to SQF scores.

    And back when it was Minolta Minolta and not Konica Minolta,
    the Maxxum 5 was a great little camera. Now it's been replaced
    by a so-so model that can't rival the Rebel Ti and has trouble
    competing with the lowest-end Nikon.
     
    Bill Tuthill, May 29, 2004
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