Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro D A-mount lens review by voets
|voets#4792 date: Feb-3-2009|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||50mm macro|
|price paid:||500 USD new|
Useable as "normal" 100mm due to focus limiter
|negative:||Slow AF (but that's inherent to macro lenses)|
Limited angle of view, so sometimes hard to find your subject
|comment:||This lens is a specialist tool. It has amazing sharpness, starting wide open at f2.8|
Colors and bokeh are very pretty. It's very useful for shooting macro from a distance, when you cannot get close to some skittish creature. But... this also has the drawback that you could be loosing your subject easily in the viewfinder, the minimum focussing distance and limited angle of view makes you hunt every now and then.
My macro workhorse is the 50mm f2.8, since that allows me to get closer and shoot easier. But for shy animals I use the 100mm to full satisfaction. You get what you pay for with this lens.