Minolta AF 100mm F2 A-mount lens review by kozmo

reviewer#11877 date: Jun-23-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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:85 1.4 minolta
tamron 70-200 2.8
price paid:800
positive:Bokeh, size, build, sharpness wide open
negative:mfd, really nothing worth noting
comment:Almost bought from a dyxum member and had to pass and paid more than I would have liked elsewhere, but still can't complain about it after seeing results. I did not think I would find a lens I liked more for portraits than my Minolta 85 1.4 rs, but I may have. More testing is required, but so far all I can say is WOW! this lens is bliss for portraits and nice and compact as well.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 75
  • sharpness: 4.93
  • color: 4.97
  • build: 4.87
  • distortion: 4.99
  • flare control: 4.59
  • overall: 4.87
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