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

reviewer#2088 date: Mar-31-2007
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:Minolta 50 f1.7
Sigma - 24-70 F2.8 EX DG Macro
price paid:Ł220 (used)
Solid build.
Perfectly balanced on my 5D.
Fantastic for portraits.
negative:Hard to find.
Some problems with Cromatic Aberration and flare.
comment:Fantastic lens!
Build quality is excellent, this lens is much heavier than what I was expecting!
I love it so much, especially for portraits and for isolating particulars with selective focus, thanks to its focal length and its max aperture f2!
It is tack sharp, even wide open!
The only problems I found with this lens are some Cromatic Aberrations, I don't know if it is a problem of this lens or if it is only mine.
Anyway, I could not recommend it more!

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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