Cosina AF 100mm F3.5 MC macro A-mount lens review by JeffB95

reviewer#8574 date: Jan-26-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:No others used or owned
price paid:110 GBP
positive:IQ is great
Bokeh really useable
Also good for portraits
negative:Plastic build
AF, but everyone knows that
Wobbly when extended
comment:It really lives up to Plastic Fantastic!

Forget aboout AF for macros anyway, you'll always do better with MF!

Remember to set your camera to MF, to avoid reviewing a coffee grinder - but you have to love this lens for it's sheer brilliant IQ and it's foibles!

I read lots of reviews, and when by chance I found it BNIB in a local camera store - I couldn't resist!

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