Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro RS A-mount lens review by Camprooster

reviewer#11663 date: Feb-1-2014
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:Min 35mm f2
Min 50mm 1.7
CZ. 50mm 1.4 planar
Min 85mm 1.4
Min 200mm 2.8
Sony ZA 135mm f1.8 Sonnar T
Min 400mm 4.5
price paid:350.00 new
positive:Sharp, Optic wise best lenses ever made.
negative:You need a monopod or a tripod or it will hunt due to your movement when doing macro.
comment:This lens is insanely sharp with zero distortion along with great color, the amazing thing about this lens is its large sweet spot between f2.8 to f11. It makes the sharpest starburst from f16 to f32 that I have ever seen in any lens period.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 43
  • sharpness: 4.94
  • color: 4.95
  • build: 4.67
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.84
  • overall: 4.88
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