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

reviewer#6052 date: Sep-15-2009
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:beercan,
price paid:$200 used
positive:Sharp with great colors and contrast
negative:You need to work hard to get good shots.
comment:This is a great lens but you really need to spend some time with it to get the best shots. The focus area is tiny. Any body movement or hand shake will mess you up big time. I shoot hand held 99% of the time and there has been a learning curve that has included how I grip the camera. When you get things in proper focus the results are amazing.

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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