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

reviewer#15247 date: May-17-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Minolta 135 / 2.8,
price paid:a lovely gift
positive:Bokeh, colour, sharp from F2.8 at Soft-0 razor at f8 Soft-0
decent built smooth focusing wheel best close up portrait lens no CA (ideal lens at 5.6-11)
ideal portrait lens
negative:Difficult to adjust camera
comment:objective to use with caution, without hurry, it asks for a small effort of imagination.
This lens has no focusing issues with 7D, A100, A77
The 8X ND filter allows use of the optimum soft focus aperture - f5,6 - with studio flash or outdoor synchro-sun fill in.
AF fast and very useful

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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