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

reviewer#3043 date: Dec-5-2007
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:Minolta - AF 85 F1.4 G D
Minolta - AF 28-75 F2.8 D
Minolta - AF 70-210 F4 (beercan)
price paid:520 USD
positive:Variable Soft effect, sharp, compact.
negative:None.
comment:One of my favorite lenses. Extremely sharp at soft 0 and creatively inspiring at wide open. Real multi-purpose lens: good for both arty portraits and moderate telephoto shooting. It's compact and relatively light to choose it quite every time packing for travels. Bokeh is not so tasty as 85/1.4 but much better than 28-75/2.8 and the beercan. BTW the last one was never used since I bought 100/2.8 Soft :)

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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