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

reviewer#2964 date: Nov-22-2007
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 used to own this lens
compared to:- 100mm 2.8 (macro)
- 135mm 2.8
- 200mm 2.8 APO HS
price paid:415 Euro
positive:- Sharp!!
- Small
- Colours
- Dof
- Bokeh!!
negative:- hard to find (therefore expensive)
- Can't get the cap on when the hood is on
comment:What makes a lens a lens? I think this is one of te most beloved lenses I use. I was lucky enough to find one.

On the A700 it's fast enough. Gives beautiful pictures which are very, very sharp. But very special is the beautiful bokeh... awesome..

It's small. Just a great lens. Use it also for portraits and street photography.

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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