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

reviewer#8466 date: Dec-31-2010
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:135 SFT, 135 Zeiss, Minolta 200mm APO HS, Molta 85mm, 24mm Zeiss
price paid:470 USD
comment:This lens is almost perfect, if you set the soft focus to 0, you can get very sharp images even at full aperture with a creamy bokeh.
With the Soft set to 1, 2 o 3 the dreams becomes true, do not even think achieving this soft focus effect without a couple of hours of work in PP and is very probably you can't get even close. If you like portraits this lens is a MUST, I will post a couple of pics I took in a restaurant

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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