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

reviewer#4288 date: Oct-25-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 3.9
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:Minolta 50mm AF f/1.7
price paid:85 USD
positive:Image quality
Bokeh pretty good
negative:Build quality
AF noisy
comment:Phoenix version... I stumbled across reviews for this lens when drooling over the Minolta 100mm macro. For the price, I'm happy to play around on this one. I'm still learning how to use it, but Ive been having a lot of fun with this lens so far. I rarely use the AF.

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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