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

reviewer#2037 date: Mar-25-2007
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 180/3.5
Sigma 105/2.8 EX DG
price paid:
positive:A still compact Macro lens. Does not expand too much when going to close focus distance.
negative:The build quality is ok, but feels a bit "plastic". The lens is too small to feature a tripod collar, whish would help composing when on tripod due to the better balance.
comment:Not used as often as the quality exellent suggest. The Tamron 180/3.5 Macro usually wins when packing the bag. This is due to the also excellent quality of the tammy and the fact that, after you've packed the cam, big tripod, quick release plates, spare batteries, wire release, flash with spare batteries, other lenses and ... the difference in weight/size between the Minolta and the Tammy is not as big anymore as seemed to be when starting to pack.

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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