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

reviewer#9478 date: Oct-7-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 90mm f2.8 macro
price paid:86 GBP (used)
positive:Sharpness (Close up)
negative:Sharpness beyond 30 m
comment:Very sharp for close up work, but not so beyond 30 m. All my zooms set at 100mm are sharper at similar apertures beyond about 30 m. Maybe my copy had an AF problem.

That being said, not a bad lens for the price, an inexpensive introduction to Macro photography.

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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