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

reviewer#11994 date: Sep-27-2014
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:Sony 30mm f2.8 macro
Minolta 100-200mm f4.5
Other Minolta lenses
price paid:170 GBP + duty
positive:Sharpness, colours.
negative:Focus hunt, hence focus limiter. However the lens design is complicated, double-floating focusing with three independently moving groups.
comment:Very sharp lens, fabulous colours and unusual but nice blur with shallow DOF. Takes extra work including sometimes manual focussing before setting the limiter.

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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