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

reviewer#7158 date: Mar-25-2010
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:Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
Tamron 90mm F2.8 Macro
price paid:
positive:Sharpest macro lens I have used. Faster focusing compared to Tamron 90mm, which is great when there's a need to use AF.
negative:Rare lens, almost impossible to find the RS version.
comment:I bought the Sony 50mm macro lens first, but unsatisfied with the short focal length, I went on to buy the Tamron 90mm. Both are great lenses, but I had a deal for the Minolta 100mm RS lens and I just have to buy it to try.

Sold my Tamron 90mm immediately. Kept my 50mm for portrait shots though.

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
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania