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

reviewer#9051 date: May-25-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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:Sigma 24-70 EX DC Macro, Sigma 105 EX Macro
price paid:£60
positive:sharpness, macro, light
negative:poor built
comment:Excellent cheap macro. You cannot get wrong for the price. Only the built quality is a problem.
If I am honest it is not as sharp as Sigma 105 2.8 Macro but it is real pleasure to take pictures with. I found that in most cases 1:2 magnification is enough. I highly recommend this lens because is cheap but with good quality.

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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