Minolta AF 100mm F2 A-mount lens review by The Shoeman

reviewer#810 date: May-19-2006
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 135mm f2.8
price paid:
positive:This is super sharp. I've had if for about a week now and I don't think I've taken a bad shot yet. This is everything that everyone has said about it.
negative:The only problem is they didn't make enough of them and it is very hard to find one.
comment:All you see are great reviews about this lens and all of them are right. I got lucky in finding one in very good condition complete with hood and caps (all like new) and I am so happy. I have the Minolta 100mm f2.8 Macro and the 135mm f2.8 which are both very nice lenses. This one blows the 135 away and the speed of the AF, the size of the lens makes it better in my mind than the Macro. The Macro is very sharp once it focuses.

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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