Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by DaveK
|DaveK#2323 date: May-17-2007|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||* Sigma 90mm 2.8 Macro (sold)|
* Minolta 50mm 2.8 Macro
* Minolta 200mm 2.8 HS APO G
* Minolta 100mm 2.0
* Minolta 135mm 2.8
|price paid:||330 Euro|
|negative:||* slow AF|
* small Focusring
|comment:||I had to buy this lens. I used the Sigma, but als a Minoltian I'd like to own the real stuff. I sold the Sigma recently. |
Macro: I like this lens better than the Sigma for contrast and colours. It's slow AF makes it using the MF more. Once you're used to the small focus ring, it's to be done very well.
Use it much more often than the 50mm 2.8 macro for its working distance. I tend on selling that one. I own the 50mm 1.4 and the 50mm 1.7 as well.
Portrait: I think, this one is a little sharper than the other Minolta lenses I use (shown above; not sharper than the 200mm!). Again, slower AF. But thats all. It's the first prime I bought half a year ago, but I use it a lot since then.
I love it.