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

reviewer#10651 date: Nov-5-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:Most other lenses from the "Beer-can" era.
price paid:280 AUD (Used)
positive:Excellent value for money. Beautiful smooth bokeh. Very sharp in all apertures. Excellent for low-light photograpy on a budget.
negative:As can be expected from a lens of this stature - focus hunt.
comment:Excellent value for money. Beautiful and pleasing smooth bokeh. Very sharp in all apertures. Excellent for low-light photography on a budget. I have used this lens in quite dim lighting with quite good results, however, the "focus hunting" can be frustrating at times.

I have no complaints though, since I paid just a fraction of any other lens of this caliber.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 79
  • sharpness: 4.97
  • color: 4.99
  • build: 4.81
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.84
  • overall: 4.91
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