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

reviewer#10751 date: Dec-3-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 50 1.7
sigma 10-20
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Minolta 35-105 3.5-4.5
Minolta 70-210 3.5-4.5
price paid:200 euro
positive:COLOURS!
IQ
negative:rattling AF
comment:Had a looooooong thought about getting this lens. In the end I found one I could afford and bought it. Never looked back! Not the walk around lens, although when used as such it makes you think in a different perspective before you snap the picture.

My copy has a rattling AF, but works 100%. Lets see how far we get......

(edit 18-2-13) the autofocus completely locked-up, the lens is impossible to use, even in MF)
Now looking for a Tamron 90 Macro.......... (-;

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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