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

reviewer#44302 date: May-19-2019
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sony DT 30 F2.8 Macro SAM
Sony A 50 F2.8 Macro
Minolta AF 50 F2.8 Macro RS
Minolta AF 50 F3.5 Macro
Minolta Macro Rokkor-X 50 F3.5
Tamron SP 60 F2 Macro
Sigma EX 70 F2.8 DG Macro
Tamron SP 90 F2.5 Macro
Canon EF 100 F2 USM
Minolta MC 100 F2.5
Minolta AF 100 F2.8 D
Cosina AF 100 F3.5 Macro
Vivitar 135 F2.8 Close Focusing
price paid:150 USD (used)
positive:Fast AF
Range limiter
negative:Focus drifts
Extends for close focus
Not very sharp
Purple fringing
comment:I have had this lens for a few years. It has a problem where the focus shifts by the aperture motion. Perhaps an element is not secured properly. The original version of this lens came out a year after the system debuted. Minolta did have some simpler, slower 100mm manual focus macro lenses. "JAPAN"


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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