Cosina AF 100mm F3.5 MC macro A-mount lens review by CBA100

reviewer#12022 date: Nov-6-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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:Tamron 90mm
Sigma 105mm
price paid:90GBP
negative:Build Quality
comment:Over previous years ive owned both the Tamron 90mm AND the sigma 105mm which are both great lenses. After getting back into photography and not having the funds to purchase either the Tamron OR Sigma, i took a punt on this Cosina 100mm and BOY was it worth it.

Obviously doesnt have the build quality as the other 2, but it sure has the image quality especially when accomapanied with the 1.1 adapter!! A DEFINITE KEEPER!!

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