Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by MrMJS
|MrMJS#11378 date: Oct-8-2013|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro|
Sony 16-50 F2.8 SSM
Sony Zeiss 16-80
Minolta 50 F1.7
Sigma 50mm F1.4
The lens seemed to balance well on both my A77 & A900.
|negative:||The focus ring is pretty thin. Also, on my A77 the focus peaking didn't seem to show as much as with my new lenes. I don't know if this was the lens or me [I'm new to focus peaking] but I could tell a difference compared to my 16-50 and Sigma 50mm f1.4.|
Also, there was a little CA in the images, but thats pretty normal with these older Minolta lenses and is easily fixed in Lightroom.
|comment:||I really enjoyed this lens while I had it. I paid $349 used through KEH. [EX condition] I returned it mostly because the AF was inconsistent on my A77 & A900. When manual focus was used though it was perfect. |
I know Macro's are best used with manual focus, but it was still an issue that I noticed. Another reason I returned the lens was for an extra $100 I can get a new Tamron 90mm macro and a six year warranty. I wont know if this was a good decision or not until I get the Tamron.
For close up photography the lens did a great job [manual focus] I uploaded a few samples in the sample forum. The IQ was very good for sure.
I'll revisit this review once I get the Tamron/different macro