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

reviewer#12004 date: Oct-17-2014
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:Minolta 85/1,4 G (D)
price paid:eur 480 2nd hand
positive:Sharp wide open
Excellent colors
Light weight
negative:nothing
comment:I bought this lens to compare with 85/1,4 and decide what to use on A7R: 85 is one full stop faster but it is less usable wide open than 100/2 so I have decided to keep the latter.
It has same size as 85 but it weights less which helps...
I will keep it until a fast telephoto for FE mount won't be released than I will compare again...

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 73
  • sharpness: 4.94
  • color: 4.97
  • build: 4.88
  • distortion: 4.99
  • flare control: 4.60
  • overall: 4.88
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