Cosina AF 100mm F3.5 MC macro A-mount lens review by dizzyfun

reviewer#10694 date: Nov-13-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:100 USD
positive:Almost free for a 100mm macro
Good IQ
negative:Build quality. I'm almost scared to use AF with this lens. I have to be sure to change the AF speed to slow on my A700 when using this lens.
comment:Works great for product shots without the dedicated diopter which I had to pay extra for.
The build quality really is terrible but the IQ makes up for it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 63
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.48
  • build: 2.78
  • distortion: 4.60
  • flare control: 4.16
  • overall: 4.13 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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