Cosina AF 100mm F3.5 MC macro A-mount lens review by toddd240

reviewer#11967 date: Sep-1-2014
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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:50mm macro Minolta
70-210 Beercan
price paid:99 USD
positive:Inexpensive compared to other macros. Decent picture quality for the price.
Very little CA. Almost no distortion.
negative:Very plastic. Noisy autofocus that hunts quite often. Must use matched adapter for full macro. Bad flaring.
comment:This is a starter macro or a full time macro if you are on a serious tight budget. It will bridge you into something else when you are ready.

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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