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

reviewer#10739 date: Nov-30-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 3
build: 1
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.3
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:
positive:Dirt cheap
negative:Broke after approximately 10 shots
comment:The build here is fantastically cheap. I'm 7000 miles from home, have intense interest in photographing insects, spiders, reptiles, and flowers while during this rare time in the tropics, and have no macro lens. [sigh]

Ha. I just tried to submit this but was told "you must submit a build rating" - I did! Zero!

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania