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

reviewer#1805 date: Feb-10-2007
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 own this lens
compared to:Canon FD 100mm f2,8
price paid:$499.95 (New B&H)
positive:Everything
negative:None
comment:The Maxxum 100mm f2.8 Macro D was my third Minolta lens purchase. My 28-80mm f3.5-5.6 D and 50mm f1.7 couldn't give me the Bokeh, the perspective of a 100mm Macro and overall sharpness, color, contrast, etc. I've purchase 7 additional Maxxum lenses since, and still I consider this my best lens -- my personal favorite. It is a Macro, so you may expect it to focus a little slower than a good non-Macro 100mm lenses, though it focuses quickly enough for me.

rating summary

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  • 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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