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

reviewer#1893 date: Feb-24-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Sigma 70-300 (4-5.6) DG APO Macro
price paid:549.95 USD (new)
positive:- Focus range limiter
- Excellent sharpness even at 2.8
- Macro 1:1
- Amazing bokeh
- Beautyful colors
- Front doesn't rotate
negative:- A bit plastic feel
- The rubber focusing grip creeps
- Hunting focus
- Crapy hood
comment:Amazing lens! Colorful, sharp and the bokeh...! I think one of Minolta's finest! Great for portraits too (however the slow focus and the 1.5x makes a bit hard to stabilize handheld even at 2.8 in cloudy weather). Glad to catch one out of the last load!

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 60
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.72
  • distortion: 4.98
  • flare control: 4.92
  • overall: 4.91
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