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

reviewer#7226 date: Apr-1-2010
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:Quantaray (Sigma) 50mm f2.8 macro
Minolta 35-105mm f3.5-4.5
Minolta 70-210 F4 (Beercan)
Minolta 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 (Big Beercan)
Minolta 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 (New)
Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3
price paid:300 USD (used)
positive:Very sharp
negative:Heavy by today's standards
Does not have circular aperture blades
comment:I just got this lens and I love it! Using it hand-held is a bit different from using my 50mm macro so I know it will take some time to get used to it, but so far I have no complaints.

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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