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

reviewer#10338 date: Jun-27-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:
price paid:
positive:The sharpest lens i have in my bag
negative:only negative is the lens cap.
needs a centre pinch cap.no big deal, readily availbable
comment:Picked this lens up for £75 gbp .Bargain.
Absolute legend of a lens. Sharp! how sharp? very.Even wide open at f2.8 my copy is sharp
Colours are typical of Minolta (beercan) type lens.
The Bokeh is amazing .

some people say that the focusing is slow ,i havent noticed this as yet on my sony a700,but there again this is a macro lens , like many have said in the past, macro is best used in manual focus mode.

The only fault is the lens cap.Really needs a centre pinch one so the hood can be removed easily ,but like i say no big deal.

All in all a fantstic lens ,if you have the chance to buy one ,go for it .you won't be dissapointed

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 81
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.99
  • build: 4.81
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.83
  • overall: 4.91
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