Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro D A-mount lens review by mrwizard93

reviewer#1689 date: Jan-22-2007
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:- none that I have - or can afford after this one
price paid:US$520
positive:- Sharp
- Bokeh
- Circular aperture
- Focus limiter
- Did I mention sharpness and bokeh
negative:- AF Slow as molasses
- Wish the build felt a little sturdier - not so much plastic
comment:Got this for a song. Beautiful bokeh - nice and creamy. Macro is really nice. The pictures that come from it are winners in my collection. You can see why this is one of the top Minolta lenses.

Although it is hard to use with children and animals because they don't stop moving for a second and the AF loves to hunt - and hunt - and hunt - even with the focus limiter.

But I love this lens. It just sucks that the 1.4 magnification on the digital makes it awkward to use indoors sometimes.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 63
  • sharpness: 4.95
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.70
  • distortion: 4.98
  • flare control: 4.89
  • overall: 4.90
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