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

reviewer#3372 date: Mar-18-2008
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:Minolta 50/1.7
Sigma APO 70-200/2.8 EX DG
price paid:500Euro (new)
positive:-sharpness is astonishing,
-great color reproduction,
-circular aperture,
-focus hold button, focus range limiter,
-focus ring doesn't rotate in AF mode,
negative:-build quality could be better in this price range,
-lack of SSM motor,
comment:Great lens with superior optical performance but in my opinion there's is too much plastic in it. Lens hood is made with very poor quality material.
This version of 100/2.8 macro has very good and comfortale to use rubber coating on the focus ring. Too bad that there's no SSM inside.

Above all this is one of the best macro lenses in the market and I can recommend it.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 59
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.73
  • distortion: 4.98
  • flare control: 4.92
  • overall: 4.92
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