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

reviewer#9175 date: Jun-24-2011
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:70-210 f4
18-70 kit lens
price paid:425$ (used)
positive:very sharp and very solid build
very little chromatic aberration almost non existing
very good bokeh
negative:it extends when focusing but not much else
comment:A very fun lens to use. Focus is decent with the focus limiter I even managed to do some action shots. Very sturdy well build lens with extreme sharpness from f4 upwards. It also turned out as a very good lens for portraits having an amazing bokeh at f2.8. Also minimum focusing distance is quite decent and can do some photos of insects without scaring them away.

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
Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania