Minolta AF 100mm F/2.8 Macro D

Macro lens • Film era • Discontinued

MACRO Macro lens. Designed specially for shooting close-ups of small subjects but can be also used in other genres of photography, not necessarily requiring focusing at close distances.
D The lens relays subject-to-camera distance information to the camera.
Minolta AF 100mm F/2.8 Macro D

Model history

Minolta AF 100mm F/2.8 Macro D1:1A8 - 80.35m⌀55 2000 
Minolta AF 100mm F/2.8 Macro RS1:1A8 - 80.35m⌀55 1993 
Minolta AF 100mm F/2.8 Macro1:1A8 - 80.35m⌀55 1986 

Minolta Maxxum 7000

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta 7000 AF
Minolta A-7000
Announced:1985
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:555g

Minolta Maxxum 9000

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta 9000 AF
Minolta A-9000
Announced:1985
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:645g

Minolta Maxxum 5000

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta 5000 AF
Minolta A-5000
Announced:1986
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Manual
Weight:550g

Minolta Maxxum 3000i

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 3000i
Minolta A-3700i
Announced:1988
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Weight:420g

Minolta Maxxum 7000i

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 7000i
Minolta A-7700i
Announced:1988
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:590g

Minolta Maxxum 5000i

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 5000i
Minolta A-5700i
Announced:1989
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:4 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Manual
Weight:500g

Minolta Maxxum 8000i

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 8000i
Minolta A-8700i
Announced:1990
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 8/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:400g

Minolta Maxxum 3xi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 3xi
Minolta A-3xi
Minolta A-3xiP
Announced:1991
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:420g

Minolta Maxxum 7xi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 7xi
Minolta A-7xi
Minolta A-7xiP
Announced:1991
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/8000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:650g

Minolta Maxxum 2xi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 2xi
Minolta A-2xi
Announced:1992
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:385g

Minolta Maxxum 5xi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 5xi
Minolta A-5xi
Minolta A-5xiP
Announced:1992
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:525g

Minolta Maxxum 9xi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 9xi
Minolta A-9xi
Announced:1992
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/12000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:740g

Minolta Maxxum SPxi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax SPxi
Minolta A-SPxi
Announced:1992
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:385g

Minolta Maxxum 700si

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 700si
Minolta A-707si
Announced:1993
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/8000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:595g

Minolta Maxxum 400si

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 500si
Minolta A-303si
Minolta Maxxum 450si Panorama Date
Minolta Maxxum RZ 430si
Announced:1994
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:380g

Minolta Maxxum 300si

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 300si
Minolta A-101si
Minolta Maxxum 350si Panorama Date
Minolta Maxxum Panorama Elite
Miniolta Maxxum RZ 330si
Announced:1995
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Weight:380g

Minolta Maxxum 500si

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 500si Super
Minolta A-303si Super
Minolta Maxxum 550si Panorama Date
Minolta Maxxum 500si Super
Minolta Maxxum RZ 530si
Announced:1995
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:400g

Minolta Maxxum 600si Classic

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 600si Classic
Minolta A-507si
Maxxum 650si Panorama Date
Announced:1995
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:565g

Minolta Maxxum 800si

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 800si
Minolta A-807si
Announced:1997
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/8000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:628g

Minolta Maxxum 9

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 9
Minolta A-9
Announced:1998
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/12000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:910g

Minolta Maxxum HTsi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Announced:1998
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:350g

Minolta Maxxum HTsi plus

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 505si
Announced:1998
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:350g

Minolta Maxxum XTsi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 505si Super
Minolta A-Sweet
Announced:1998
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:375g

Minolta Maxxum 9Ti

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 9Ti
Minolta A-9Ti
Announced:1999
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/12000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:825g

Minolta Maxxum QTsi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 303si
Minolta A-360si
Announced:1999
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Weight:340g

Minolta Maxxum STsi

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 400si
Minolta A-Sweet S
Announced:1999
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:350g

Minolta Maxxum 7

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 7
Minolta A-7
Announced:2000
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/8000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:575g

Minolta Dynax 7 Limited

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta A-7 Limited
Announced:2001
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/8000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:575g

Minolta Maxxum 5

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 5
Minolta A-5
Minolta A-Sweet II
Announced:2001
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/4000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:335g

Minolta Maxxum 4

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 4
Minolta Dynax 3
Minolta A-3
Minolta A-Sweet II L
Announced:2002
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:315g

Minolta Maxxum GT

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Maxxum 3
Minolta Dynax 3L
Announced:2003
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Weight:310g

Minolta Maxxum 50

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 40
Minolta Dynax 30
Minolta A-50
Announced:2004
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:335g

Minolta Maxxum 70

35mm AF film SLR camera

Also known as:Minolta Dynax 60
Minolta A-70
Announced:2004
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Format:36 × 24mm
Shutter type:Focal-plane
Shutter model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:30 - 1/2000 + B
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Weight:375g

Features highlight

Fast
F.E.
9 blades
Macro 1:1
Body AF
DMF
Focus limiter

Specification

Production details
Announced:2000
Production status:Discontinued
Production type:Mass production
Original name:MINOLTA AF MACRO 100mm 1:2.8(32) D
Optical design
Focal length:100mm
Speed:F/2.8
Maximum format:35mm full frame
Mount:Minolta/Sony A
Diagonal angle of view:24.4° (35mm full frame)
16.1° (Minolta/Sony A APS-C)
Lens construction:8 elements - 8 groups
Floating element system
Diaphragm mechanism
Diaphragm control system:Electromagnetic
Number of blades:9
Focusing
Closest focusing distance:0.35m
Closest working distance:0.157m
Maximum magnification ratio:1:1 at the closest focusing distance
Focusing method:<No information>
Focusing modes:Autofocus, manual focus
Manual focus control:Focusing ring
Autofocus motor:In-camera motor
Focus mode selector:None; focusing mode is set from the camera
Direct Manual Focus (DMF):Yes
Focusing distance range limiter:Mechanical
Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
Built-in OIS:-
Physical characteristics
Weight:510g
Maximum diameter x Length:⌀75×98mm
Weather sealing:-
Fluorine coating:-
Accessories
Filters:Screw-type 55mm
Lens hood:Bayonet-type (round)

Manufacturer description

This new medium telephoto Macro lens is capable of continuous shooting from infinity to 1:1 magnification ratio without the aid of attachments. The advanced focus ring has been widened and will not rotate while in AF. The lens is equipped with a focus-hold button and focus-range limiter for reduced focusing time and improved operation. Plus, it has a circular aperture, and utilizes a double- floating element focusing design. It is ideal for macro shots of foliage, small wildlife, portraits and scenic photography.

Typical application

portraits, travel, macrophotography and product photography

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Sony 100mm F/2.8 Macro (SAL100M28)

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  • Disadvantages: 2

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35mm full frame

43.27 24 36
  • Dimensions: 36 × 24mm
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Diagonal: 43.27mm

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Note

Among autofocus lenses designed for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras only. Speed of standard and telephoto lenses is taken into account.

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One of the best short telephoto macro primes

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The manufacturer of this lens does not provide adequate quality control. If you do decide to purchase this lens, do not order it online, but choose the best copy available in the store. In any case, there may also be problems with the build quality, and warranty repairs can take months.

Image stabilizer

A technology used for reducing or even eliminating the effects of camera shake. Gyro sensors inside the lens detect camera shake and pass the data to a microcomputer. Then an image stabilization group of elements controlled by the microcomputer moves inside the lens and compensates camera shake in order to keep the image static on the imaging sensor or film.

The technology allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without image stabilizer you have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.

In-camera motor

Mechanical focusing distance range limiter

The lens features mechanical focusing distance range limiter which allows to choose any focusing distance as a limit (one of the limits is always either infinity or minimum focusing distance).

Original name

Lens name as indicated on the lens barrel (usually on the front ring). With lenses from film era, may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Format

Format refers to the shape and size of film or image sensor.

35mm is the common name of the 36x24mm film format or image sensor format. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a diagonal measurement of approximately 43mm. The name originates with the total width of the 135 film which was the primary medium of the format prior to the invention of the full frame digital SLR. Historically the 35mm format was sometimes called small format to distinguish it from the medium and large formats.

APS-C is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the film negatives of 25.1x16.7mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Medium format is a film format or image sensor format larger than 36x24mm (35mm) but smaller than 4x5in (large format).

Angle of view

Angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view.

As the focal length changes, the angle of view also changes. The shorter the focal length (eg 18mm), the wider the angle of view. Conversely, the longer the focal length (eg 55mm), the smaller the angle of view.

A camera's angle of view depends not only on the lens, but also on the sensor. Imaging sensors are sometimes smaller than 35mm film frame, and this causes the lens to have a narrower angle of view than with 35mm film, by a certain factor for each sensor (called the crop factor).

This website does not use the angles of view provided by lens manufacturers, but calculates them automatically by the following formula: 114.6 * arctan (21.622 / CF * FL),

where:

CF – crop-factor of a sensor,
FL – focal length of a lens.

Mount

A lens mount is an interface — mechanical and often also electrical — between a camera body and a lens.

A lens mount may be a screw-threaded type, a bayonet-type, or a breech-lock type. Modern camera lens mounts are of the bayonet type, because the bayonet mechanism precisely aligns mechanical and electrical features between lens and body, unlike screw-threaded mounts.

Lens mounts of competing manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony etc.) are always incompatible. In addition to the mechanical and electrical interface variations, the flange focal distance from the lens mount to the film or sensor can also be different.

Lens construction

Lens construction – a specific arrangement of elements and groups that make up the optical design, including type and size of elements, type of used materials etc.

Element - an individual piece of glass which makes up one component of a photographic lens. Photographic lenses are nearly always built up of multiple such elements.

Group – a cemented together pieces of glass which form a single unit or an individual piece of glass. The advantage is that there is no glass-air surfaces between cemented together pieces of glass, which reduces reflections.

Flange focal distance

The flange focal distance (FFD), sometimes called the "flange back", is the distance from the mechanical rear end surface of the lens mount to the focal plane.

Focal length

The focal length is the factor that determines the size of the image reproduced on the focal plane, picture angle which covers the area of the subject to be photographed, depth of field, etc.

Speed

The largest opening or stop at which a lens can be used is referred to as the speed of the lens. The larger the maximum aperture is, the faster the lens is considered to be. Lenses that offer a large maximum aperture are commonly referred to as fast lenses, and lenses with smaller maximum aperture are regarded as slow.

In low-light situations, having a wider maximum aperture means that you can shoot at a faster shutter speed or work at a lower ISO, or both.

Floating element system

Provides correction of aberrations and ensures constantly high image quality at the entire range of focusing distances from infinity down to the closest focusing distance. It is particularly effective for the correction of field curvature that tends to occur with large-aperture, wide-angle lenses when shooting at close ranges.

Closest focusing distance

The minimum distance from the focal plane (film or sensor) to the subject where the lens is still able to focus.

Closest working distance

The distance from the front edge of the lens to the subject at the maximum magnification.

Magnification ratio

Determines how large the subject will appear in the final image. For example, a magnification ratio of 1:1 means that the image of the subject formed on the film or sensor will be the same size as the subject in real life. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is often called "life-size".

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Electronic manual focus override is performed in the following way: half-press the shutter button, wait until the camera has finished the autofocusing and then focus manually without releasing the shutter button using the focusing ring.

Electromagnetic diaphragm control system

Provides highly accurate diaphragm control and stable auto exposure performance during continuous shooting.

Convex protruding front element

The convex front element protrudes from the lens barrel, making it impossible to use filters.

Number of blades

As a general rule, the more blades that are used to create the aperture opening in the lens, the rounder the out-of-focus highlights will be.

Some lenses are designed with curved diaphragm blades, so the roundness of the aperture comes not from the number of blades, but from their shape. However, the fewer blades the diaphragm has, the more difficult it is to form a circle, regardless of rounded edges.

At maximum aperture, the opening will be circular regardless of the number of blades.

Weight

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

Maximum diameter x Length

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

For lenses with collapsible design, the length is indicated for the working (retracted) state.

Weather sealing

A rubber material which is inserted in between each externally exposed part (manual focus and zoom rings, buttons, switch panels etc.) to ensure it is properly sealed against dust and moisture.

Lenses that accept front mounted filters typically do not have gaskets behind the filter mount. It is recommended to use a filter for complete weather resistance when desired.

Fluorine coating

Helps keep lenses clean by reducing the possibility of dust and dirt adhering to the lens and by facilitating cleaning should the need arise. Applied to the outer surface of the front and/or rear lens elements over multi-coatings.

Filters

Lens filters are accessories that can protect lenses from dirt and damage, enhance colors, minimize glare and reflections, and add creative effects to images.

Lens hood

A lens hood or lens shade is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. Flare occurs when stray light strikes the front element of a lens and then bounces around within the lens. This stray light often comes from very bright light sources, such as the sun, bright studio lights, or a bright white background.

The geometry of the lens hood can vary from a plain cylindrical or conical section to a more complex shape, sometimes called a petal, tulip, or flower hood. This allows the lens hood to block stray light with the higher portions of the lens hood, while allowing more light into the corners of the image through the lowered portions of the hood.

Lens hoods are more prominent in long focus lenses because they have a smaller viewing angle than that of wide-angle lenses. For wide angle lenses, the length of the hood cannot be as long as those for telephoto lenses, as a longer hood would enter the wider field of view of the lens.

Lens hoods are often designed to fit onto the matching lens facing either forward, for normal use, or backwards, so that the hood may be stored with the lens without occupying much additional space. In addition, lens hoods can offer some degree of physical protection for the lens due to the hood extending farther than the lens itself.