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

reviewer#2370 date: May-27-2007
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:Minolta 50 f1.4
Minolta 70-210 f4
Sigma 28 f1.8 (old version)
price paid:US$550
positive:Sharp
Well built
negative:AF is a bit slow if hit has to "hunt" in low contrast or big changes from shot to shot.
comment:Sharp!! Its great for walk around & portraits, especially when f2.8 is needed. Its also lighter than the beercan. For normal use it helps to keep the focus limiter on as in tricky lighting I've occasionally had it hunt a bit but I expect any lens would in those conditions; as it still has a big range this can be a bit slow. Its naturally stunning for macros.

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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