Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by hrstrat57

reviewer#11659 date: Feb-1-2014
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:I have a pretty full compliment of Maxxum glass. This might have become my favorite. Maxxum 200 2.8, 35-105, 70-210 beercan, 100-200, 50 1.7, 24-105D, 28-85, 28 2.8, Sony 35 1.8, 18-55
price paid:$20
positive:This lens is positively remarkable. Sharp sharp, did I say sharp? Colors are Maxxum magic, every bit the equal of my 200 2.8 in all regards.
negative:I haven't found anything other than perfection...
comment:The Macro of course is to die for, but the amazing surprise it what an incredible high performance mid range telephoto this lens is. Stunning actually, with the limiter on it rocket focuses, coupled with my Maxxum 200 2.8 white magic they make a formidable pair!!
I got this in mint nearly unused condition for $20 at a yard sale in a camera bag of multiple Maxxum film bodies and other gear. Steal of the decade I think!

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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