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

reviewer#8810 date: Mar-20-2011
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 used to own this lens
compared to:
price paid:89,50.-€ (used)
positive:-Great bokeh
-Very good sharpness
-Minimal distance
-Very low distortion
-Good color
negative:-Build much worse than actual Sony plastic-lenses
-Very loud and slow AF
-Length when its used at
minimal distance
-Sometimes CA's
comment:Bought the Vivitar labeled without achromat on
Very good macro for beginners!

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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