Konica Minolta 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6 Maxxum D Series SLR Zoom LensThe affordable addition to the Maxxum photographer's gadget bag, the new Minolta AF Zoom 28 - 100mm f/3.5 - 5.6 (D) is ideal for landscape, portrait and travel photography.This new lightweight and compact 3.5x zoom lens measures only 2.6 inches in diameter, 3.1 inches long, and weighs only 8.5 ounces. The new AF Zoom 28 - 100mm f/3.5 - 5.6 (D) is also a versatile tool for close-up photography. With a minimum focus distance of 18.9 inches at all focal lengths, it allows a maximum magnification of 1/4.With ten elements in eight groups, the AF Zoom 28 - 100mm (D) employs one aspheric lens element to combat distortion and aberrations and create beautiful images. The new lens utilizes a circular aperture to give a natural appearance to specular highlights in out of focus background areas.The lens' built-in distance encoder allows the use of the highly accurate ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering designed to ensure accurate flash exposures when used with the Maxxum 7, Maxxum 5, Maxxum 4, and Maxxum 3 Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras and the Minolta Maxxum Flash 3600HS (D) and 5600HS (D) flash units.
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This lightweight Konica Minolta zoom lens--weighing only 8.5 ounces--is great for close-up shots and is ideal for landscape, portrait, and travel photography. It includes a new distance-encoding device that enables improved calculation for flash exposure with Maxxum 5 and 7 cameras when used with Konica Minolta 3600HS D and 5600HS D flashes.
This 28-100mm f3.5-5.6 D Series lens has a minimum focus distance of 1.6 feet (18.9 inches) throughout its zoom range. The lens is constructed of ten elements in eight groups, and it employs one aspheric lens element to combat distortion and aberrations and create beautiful images. It also utilizes a circular aperture to give a natural appearance to specular highlights in out of focus background areas.
Minolta 28-100mm Zoom Lens
The lens feels lighter than expected making me think that it is made of plastic in China. But the sharpness is as good as the older Minolta zoom lens made of glass I bought ten years ago.
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