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

reviewer#45599 date: Oct-7-2020
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 50mm Macro f2.8
price paid:£150
positive:Razor sharp even at f2.8
Works on APSC SLT cameras
negative:Not weather sealed
comment:There are not many lenses I own that score a perfect 5 throughout. I cannot fault this lens in any way. I have tested it in all situations, apart from using a flash. Macro is insane and of course having used the 50mm macro before getting this lens, it blows that little lens away, which is a great lens in its own right. Works on both my A850 FF and my A68 APSC.

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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