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

reviewer#5184 date: Apr-7-2009
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:non 1:1 macros
85/1.4 G
price paid:549 USD New
positive:Razor sharp
Close focus
Light & compact
Working distance
negative:Slow AF
comment:This lens captures tiny subjects like no other. It's fast f2.8 allows shooting without a flash in most normal light situations and gives a good working distance for small subjects. Many reviewers say this lens serves double duty as a portrait lens. Although it can be used as such, this lens is so sharp, it reveals every hair folicle! If you're shooting portraits with this lens beware of the subject's vanity. Every flaw will be revealed. The 85/1.4 is more appropriate for portraits due to it's creamy effect. Say cheese!

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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