Minolta AF 100mm F2 A-mount lens review by tsg_
|tsg_#2063 date: Mar-27-2007|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sigma 105 2.8|
|positive:||Sharp, fast, Minolta metal construction. Great glass, and at f/2, really nice DOF and Bokeh|
|negative:||Some flare issues, but well controlled if you use the hood. Also, you can't find them easily, and people covet (and probably hoard) them.|
|comment:||Minolta's 100 f/2 is yet another great piece of glass that has become a standout in my collection. It is an interesting range with the 1.5 crop factor of the sony a100 (and I can't wait til I get it on a FF model), and really makes for standout portraits and pictures that need a little pop.|
The f/2 allows for a lot more flexibility, including use of a t/c to jump to 140 f/2.8 or 200 f/4.
As everyone says, "If you come across one, buy it." I did... much to the dismay of three other people who went to Adorama that same day to get it for themsleves.
The f/2 models (28, 35, 100) are sadly one of the areas we wont see again. Sony seems happy to make the 1.4s and 1.8s... They don't seem interested in the majority of users that may not be able to throw $1000 + at a lens.
35 f/2 $300 vs. 35 f/1.4 $1300
Ho hum. Love the 100 f/2.