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

reviewer#11976 date: Sep-9-2014
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 no other lens to compare this to. I can say I will never use the macro switch on my Minolta 35-105 ever again though.
price paid:220 GBP
positive:Everything
sharpness
colours
Built in the days when things were made to last.
negative:none.
comment:This lens is just stunning. I rarely use digital now and this has almost become my "go to" lens with film for anything from bugs to landscapes lol. Mostly in manual focus but even when I use autofocus it does a good job of keeping up with my dyanx 600si in continuous focus mode.
Friends have asked for more enlargements of my photos with this lens than any other. Taken me a while to get nice bokeh with close up ish shots but gosh, when it's right the effect can look just like a painting.
If you like macro (or any other kinda stuff really) and see one of these for sale, don't think about it just buy it. This is the one lens I have that I just wouldn't want to live without.

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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