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

reviewer#12043 date: Nov-29-2014
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:100/2.8 macro
Tamron 90/2.8 macro
price paid:300€ New Old stock
positive:Focus to out of focus transitions. Bokeh
Perfect Minolta colours
Sharp at any aperture
Pop up images
Very good with extension tubes or 1,4X TC

negative:Backfocus with every body except A77 (-14 MFA)
Slow focus but enough for portraits
CA at f2 if not perfectly focused
comment:Everything what you can read about this lens is true. Get one if you can, but better if you use a camera with MFA

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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