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

reviewer#2429 date: Jun-9-2007
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:135mm f/2.8
price paid:350 USD (used)
positive:solidly built
extremely sharp
negative:slow focusing
tiny focusing collar
comment:This old lens is amazingly sharp. It's heavy but the weight doesn't really bother me. I would like to say that it produces beautiful, crisp colors but it's really hard to say whether those are due to this lens or the KM 7D. I've never been disappointed with the colors produces by this camera and all of my Minolta prime lenses. The only thing that bothers me with this lens is the focusing--slow and tends to hunt a lot with the 7D. But that's really no big deal as I always manual focus when shooting macros. When shooting non-macro stuff, remember to enable to focus limiter as it will help speed locking focus a bit.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 81
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.99
  • build: 4.81
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.83
  • overall: 4.91
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