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

reviewer#6415 date: Nov-19-2009
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:Zeiss 135mm f1.8, Minolta 85mm f1.4 (original)
price paid:
positive:Sharp, sharp and great for portraits
negative:Slow focusing at times
comment:This lens did nothing but rest in my bag until I got the A850 and I decided to try it out on some portrasit work. I was so amazed at how good it was that I am having trouble taking it off my camera. The detail is so good that I have problems distinguishing from my 135mm f1.8 ZA. Its micro contrast is not quite up there with the Zeiss or the Minolta 85mm f1.4 but it is so close that you really have to look hard. In color it has the Minolta warmth and that is the major distinction. The bokeh is just wonderful.

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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