Minolta AF 100mm F2 A-mount lens review by sarapata1

reviewer#4398 date: Nov-17-2008
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:Minolta 100mm 2.8 Macro
Minolta 135mm 2.8
price paid:
positive:excellent sharpness
beautiful bokeh
build quality
relativly compact and 55mm filter thread
negative:occasional flare from strong light sources
comment:true masterpiece :-)
whoever engineered this lens within Minolta company was real lens Maker
it is just joy to use, for portraits, snapshots, landscapes or candits - all the time delivers stunning results

- I have experienced some flare which occured while shooting during night into some intesivly lit areas (e.g. from a street lamp)
- I feel sometimes limited by its MFD, especially for facial portraits, however it is easily overcome by mounting 12mm extension tube (although you loose temporarily infinity focus which you don`t need for portraits anyway)


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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