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

reviewer#11292 date: Aug-4-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
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:Tamron SP 90 F2.8
price paid:
positive:Very sharp
Great colors
negative:AF hunting
Plasticky build
NOT A D lens
comment:I owned the Tamron , since I got the cosina the Tamron is staying on a shelf. This lens gives just fantastic results on aps-c ans full frame. In my opinion it is probably one nof the best Macro lenses out there. It is sharp wide open ( F3.5 ), and gets sharp from 1 stop down . I definitely recommend this lens.

rating summary

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  • 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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