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

reviewer#7961 date: Sep-11-2010
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:USD 250
positive:Sharp at f/2.8 and beyond
Ideal portrait lens
Focus hold button
negative:None
comment:Another gem found in Bangkok while visiting there. Couldn't pay for it fast enough when I heard the price. I agree with what everyone else has said about this lens. at the moment this is the lens that stays on my camera body. Adjustable soft focus feature produces pleasing effects between settings of 0 and 1. Beyond 1 seems a bit like overkill to me. 100mm length is great on full frame.

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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