Minolta AF 3x-1x 1.7-2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by eccl
|eccl#2734 date: Sep-16-2007|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||50/2.8 Macro|
|positive:||Unique 3X-1X life size magnification|
Interesting slide copier
|negative:||Lighting will be a problem without external light source (1200AF) unless use outdoor indoor|
Handheld is not pratical/possible due to extreme shallow DOF
Tripod or copy stand is a must
|comment:||This is a rather special lens for extreme Macro/closeup.|
For indoor use, you'll need a ring flash (1200AF etc.)
The working distance is very limited (inch/cm from the front lens!!) and DOF very shallow. For outdoor use, handholding is possible but you are literally inch/cm from the subject and this is good for static object only.
I eventually sold it and use Macro lenses, Minolta Closeup lenses, extension tubes, reverse adapter and bellows to acheive higher magnification.