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

reviewer#7169 date: Mar-27-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:NIKON 105 f2.5 + NIKON D700 it is clearly sharper wide open, stepped down they seems to be equally sharp and gives good colors. (On A900).
price paid:650US$
positive:High performance lens. Sharp wide open. Better than any zoom I have.
negative:(Very expensive if found used. (Sony does not make them))
comment:This one was very expensive though it is a specially good performer. The vignetting is there at f2 but goes all away at f2.8, where it is as sharp as stepped further down. This is a gem. If you can find it buy it.

Compared to my NIKON 105 f2.5

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 72
  • sharpness: 4.94
  • color: 4.97
  • build: 4.88
  • distortion: 4.99
  • flare control: 4.60
  • overall: 4.87
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