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

reviewer#3385 date: Mar-20-2008
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:
price paid:
positive:+Very Sharp
+Great colours
+Great contras
+Great bokeh, especially for a macro lens
+Great build
negative:-thin focus ring
-with my sample, ive had problems with the focus shaft catching and causing stiffness, but easily repaired.
comment:I've had this lens for many years now and I am ever so greatful to have used it. It never fails to amaze me, the quality that it can produce. It is just a shame that it is currently limited by my A100 sensor. This lens deserves more.

The detail and sharpness that this lens can rendor is outstanding. If you are into macro and have a chance to purchase this lens, or a different model, dont turn it down. You wont regret it.

I have changed my line up quite a bit over the years. This lens and the 50mm are the only lenses that I have never sold and will never consider selling. You live with this lens and it will see you through, a true performer in ever sense.

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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