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

reviewer#3556 date: May-5-2008
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:Sigma 50mm macro
Vivitar 100mm plastic fantastic macro
price paid:400 usd
positive:Very sharp
Excellent contrast
Fast focus
Traditional Minolta colors
negative:Rather costly
Too sharp for some portraits
Hard to find
comment:Great lens for general macro use. It is far better than the newer models in construction and build. The color is traditional Minolta and flare and distortion are well controlled. The focusing is fast for a macro, and this is a good general purpose lens suitable for indoor use too (f2.8). This is one lens I keep in my bag when out hiking as I find it to provide enough distance between the camera and the subject.

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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