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

reviewer#8842 date: Mar-29-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:ZA 85/1.4
ZA 135/1.8
ZM 50/2
Sony 70-200/2.8 G
price paid:
Compact for this range and aperture
negative:Not reproduced by Sony
Noisy focus
comment:I prefered this gem vs both of the ZA primes, for colors and rendition(sharpness is the same league).

I use it mainly between f2 and f4 and when need sharpness all over the frame f5.6 to f8 (landscapes & other details).

It's a shame that Sony don't have this lens on actual catalogue.

Highly recommended lens.

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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