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

reviewer#1895 date: Feb-25-2007
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 own this lens
compared to:70-210 beercan
70-210 3.5-4.5
100-300 4.5-5.6
price paid:499 GBP new
positive:Very sharp, colour very authentic
negative:None yet
comment:Only just got this lens- new as shop had had it in stock for a long time. Very impressed with it so far on test films against the above lenses, (it is much sharper on my test strips than any of them) and the colour is absolutely spot-on- noticable in neutral greys where the beercan has them rather purple-y- and sharpness and contrast are both excellent with no sacrifice of subtle details- clearly very much better than the other lenses when negs scanned at 5400dpi are compared. I will post again when I've used it more thoroughly.

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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