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

reviewer#27603 date: Jun-7-2016
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:- minolta af 50mm f1.4
- minolta af 35-105mm f3.5-4.5
- minolta AF 100mm f2.8
- minolta af 75-300mm beercan
- Pentax SMC FA 100mm Macro
price paid:175€
positive:- Sharpness
- Technically perfect on all image quality aspects
- Light and compact
- Recessed front element
negative:- Slower AF (compared to other types of lenses)
comment:That's the lens I take for portraits and otherwise for top technical quality if 100mm suits.

I won't be long, as I think 100mm Macros are all exceptionnaly good, so here it is : it's just perfect, always.
I believe compared to others this one has a slight advantage with the often mentionned Minolta colors, rendering exceptionnal colors and contrast provided there's a nice light.

AF can be a bit slow at times but i think it's normal for a 100mm Macro.

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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