Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro D A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 62    << 1 2 3
reviewer#54 date: Feb-18-2005
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
missing
price paid:
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positive:Sharpest blade that I owned.
negative:Erh.. price?
comment:This is a great lens! Besides using it for macro, I use it as a standard 100mm prime as well. Just remember to set the focus range switch to limit, else it zoom and extend the lens all the way out (at least more than half the lens length). :D

Did I mentioned? SHARP! SHARP! SHARP!
reviewer#9 date: Nov-21-2004
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 100mm f2.8 non D version
price paid:
missing
positive:Image quality
Large focusing ring
Well build, though don't feel as solid as older one.
Working distance is sufficient
negative:none noted
comment:I have had this lens about 6 months now. Previously have the Minolta 100mm f2.8 non D version. I was impress with it so I decided to purchase the D version to use with my Dynax 7.

Quality is as sharp as macro lens can be.. it is very easy to use as it has fairly large focussing ring.

The hood is massive and it is excellent to control flare.

I normally use a Tamron SP 2x teleconverter (white) to increase the working distance. Image quality is excellent.

Overall, it is the same image quality with the older version, but i like D version simply because of the focusing ring.
reviews found: 62    << 1 2 3

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 62
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.98
  • build: 4.69
  • distortion: 4.98
  • flare control: 4.90
  • overall: 4.90

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