Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Soft A-mount lens review by steem21

reviewer#1381 date: Nov-5-2006
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Tamron 90 2.8 SP
Minolta 28-80 & 70-300
price paid:
positive:Sharp Lens, lovely soft effect, size and handling
negative:Naff clip on hood, lens cap
comment:Bought this lens on the basis of the reviews here and didn't know really what to expect. I was amazed at the lovely crisp images that came out - and the background was a fantastic swirl of colours. Compared to my Tamron, the colours are better and more "natural".
Fantastic lens! - my first of Minolta's gems and it's got me looking for more! Very, very pleased with this one.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 27
  • sharpness: 4.89
  • color: 4.93
  • build: 4.52
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.74
  • overall: 4.81
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