Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by Milan33m

reviewer#5353 date: May-7-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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:MAF 70-210/4 Beercan, MAF 28-105/3,5-5,6, MAF 100-300/4,5-5,6 MAF 50/1,7
price paid:300 EUR (used)
positive:Very good sharpness specially on macro pictures. Metal built body and bayonett mount.
negative:A bit heavy weight, small front wheel rotates when keep lens in a hand, a bit noisy in full AF mode
comment:One of my great lenses, old fashioned steel made, a bit heavy, but takes fabulous pictures! Worth its price for me!
New Sony made (plastic?) one costs here ca.900 USD!

Very good sharpness specially on macro pictures (i.e.: flowers, fleas, architecture details, people faces). Very good for taking pictures in less light rooms, enable me not to use flash in a room when kids don't like flash

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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