Cosina AF 100mm F3.5 MC macro A-mount lens review by kev777zero

reviewer#11090 date: Apr-30-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:SEL55210
Minolta 100-300 F4.5-5.6 APO D
Minolta AF 135 F2.8
price paid:
positive:light weight, good for portraits too
negative:autofocus sound, only 1:2 macro
comment:I use this lens on NEX via the LA-EA2 adapter, and is one of the few lenses that fits nicely on that tiny body! So even though build may not be on par with lenses from that era, it definitely matches well to modern bodies.
Image quality is great. Perhaps a hair worse than other macro lenses, but still plenty above normal lenses. having only 1:2 macro is a con, but the accompanied matched macro adapter is usable on any other 49mm fiter ring lenses as well.

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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