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

reviewer#2994 date: Nov-29-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:
missing
price paid:250 € used
positive:-Incredibly sharp
-Overall build very sturdy (metal)
-Nice bokeh and colours
negative:-My focus limiter is a bit loose now, it sometimes accidentally gets limited
-focus ring is a bit small
-AF not very fast, but that's no big deal as I use MF most of the time
comment:I always carry this lens with me. I initally picked it up because it was priced attractive, but after using the lens a few times I got addicted to macro-photography.
I find the focus length (on crop-factor) a bit too long for portraits, but besides that it's a beautiful lens.

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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