Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by aplmike
|aplmike#44096 date: Jul-7-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Original 50 f/1.7|
|price paid:||$150 / EBay|
Good working distance for closeup/macro
Old-style all-metal build
|negative:||Purple fringing (if you look for it hard enough)|
|comment:||Really, really sharp; looks to me like it will reach or exceed sensor resolution on both A99ii and A68, in macro and in normal ranges. Perhaps some diffraction loss after f/16, and corner falloff in sharpness wide open on full-frame. |
Rather nice bokeh on both near and far sides of focal plane.
Some purple fringing on sharply defined high-contrast edges well away from center.
Beats both the excellent compared-to lenses for sharpness, if you look closely enough. For any of these lenses, I see issues only when pixel-peeping into images from high-res sensors; they are unlikely to be noticed in normal viewing, and are mostly easy to fix in post-production (LR).