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

reviewer#4619 date: Jan-3-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:MinO 50 2.8 Macro
price paid:400 USD (new)
positive:Sharpness
Focal length
Large focus ring
Bokeh
negative:Slow AF (not bad for macro though)
comment:This is one of my favorite lenses. The lens is super sharp, and the bokeh and colors are spectacular. I like shooting insects and is the perfect lens for this. The focus ring is huge, which is great because I use manual focus for macro. I have used it for portraits also, but it is a little too sharp and the AF is too slow for moving subjects.

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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