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

reviewer#2556 date: Jul-17-2007
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:28mm f2.8
50mm f1.7
400mm f5.6
price paid:Ł125
positive:Sharp
Great OOF rendition
Solid
Focus limiter
negative:Can hunt a bit
comment:About as good as it gets. So sharp it is acidic. Great OOF ( OK bokeh if you must ) and colour. Minolta at their best.

Not only used for macro but generally and for portraits but do let the sitter know that this will show them "warts and all".

Can hunt a bit but for macro work MF is the better way anyway and the focus limiter cuts down on all the tooing and froing. Previously had the 50mm version but the extra length makes this a less obtrusive lens.

Mine went off the rails recently and had to be repaired but seeing as it will be good for at least another 20 years I have not knocked the build quality.

Did I say it is sharp !

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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