Cosina AF 100mm F3.5 MC macro A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 63    << 1 2 3
reviewer#768 date: May-11-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
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 used to own this lens
compared to:tamron 90mm
price paid:
missing
positive:Cheap, Light
negative:plasticy, rattles
comment:For what you pay this lens is good. Its small, light and relatively robust. It looks very cheap though and it rattles but I’ve had it for a very long time and it still works fine.
reviewer#415 date: Jan-19-2006
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Nikon 200mm f4 macro
Tamron 90mm f2.8 macro
Sigma 105mm f2.8 macro
price paid:
missing
positive:sharpness
value/cost
negative:only 1:2 without aux lens
comment:I have owned and used all of the lens listed in the "Compared to" list. IMHO all macro lenses are sharp. I am not a big macro shooter, but wanted a macro lens for my collection. I bought the Vivitar 100mm on ebay for $50 because I didn't want to invest a lot of money in a macro lens (been there..done that). I was very much surpised at how extremely sharp the images were (even wide open). My 7D shows a wide open aperture, for this lens, of f3.2. I use the lens for product shots mostly. I would recommend this lens to anyone wanting close-up macro shots but not if you want 1:1 macro images.
reviewer#326 date: Dec-21-2005
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 2
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:KM AF 35-105
price paid:
missing
positive:Very crisp
Excellent colour
negative:Need to use adapter to get to 1:1.
Very cheap feel.
Autofocus noisy and somewhat slow
comment:I wasn't expecting much from this lens, but have been very pleasantly surprised. Somewhat awkward to do macros as you have to use (supplied) adapter to get 1:1, but results have been good. Also works great as a portrait lens.

Very cheap, plasticky, rattly feel to it but it's tougher than it looks - survived a 4-foot drop onto a linoleum floor with no ill effects.
reviews found: 63    << 1 2 3

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 63
  • sharpness: 4.63
  • color: 4.48
  • build: 2.78
  • distortion: 4.60
  • flare control: 4.16
  • overall: 4.13

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