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

reviewer#3748 date: Jun-23-2008
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:
missing
price paid:500 USD (NOS)
positive:Soft feature is unique
negative:None
comment:I just picked up this lens from a dealer that had a few new old stock Minolta lenses "in the back." It is sharp as a tack at "0" and creates beautiful images with degrees of softness at +1, etc. Side by side it appears to be as sharp as the 100mm macro Minolta without the soft feature engaged. Well built, classic Minolta glass. A great lens.

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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