Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro RS A-mount lens review by wetapunga
|wetapunga#38878 date: Jun-3-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro|
Minolta 50mm f2.8 Macro RS
|price paid:||c $NZ 250|
|negative:||slow automatic focus of course, it's a macro lens.|
|comment:||I have opted to compare this lens to the only other macro lenses I have used. For the most part, its performance is exactly what you'd expect from a macro-lens. It's sharp, and this includes the corners. It is a bit slow to autofocus but that's inherent to the macro lens design. I use it in mostly manual focus anyway.|
Image-quality wise it seems on par with the Tamron and the Minolta 50mm. Maybe a little bit sharper than the Tamron, but that could also be the newer cameras having weak or no, AA filters. Pretty much identical to the Minolta 50mm f2.8 macro RS.
I wish it also had a larger manual focus ring. It seems a bit too narrow after the Tamron. It's metal construction also makes it a heavier lens to carry about.
Pretty much if you like Minolta colours and you want a sharp macro lens, it's hard to see how this would disappoint you.