Sony AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

(7 customer reviews)

This camera glass allows you to take close-up photos of small objects. It has alternatives from other brands. You can choose between autofocus or manual focus. It has lens elements and lens coating that helps reduce glare and increase clarity. It is a well-built photographic lens that can last a long time. It has a wide aperture that allows more light to enter the lens. This results in a good bokeh effect. The resolution of the photos taken with this lens is high quality. It takes time to manufacture this lens because of its complex design.

of the Sony AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro camera lens.

Positives:
The weight and balance of this lens are spot-on when paired with my Sony A57. It feels well-made and sturdy, which gives me confidence in its durability. The sharpness and clarity of the close-up shots are excellent, and I am amazed at the level of detail I can capture with this lens. It also produces beautiful bokeh, which is ideal for portrait photography.

Negatives:
The only downside I have found is that the autofocus can be a bit slow at times, especially in low light conditions. However, this is a minor issue for me as I usually shoot in manual focus mode when taking macro shots anyway.

Conclusion:
Overall, the Sony AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro camera lens is an excellent investment for macro photography enthusiasts. Its build quality is top-notch, and the sharpness and clarity of the pictures are impressive. The autofocus may be a bit slow at times, but it is not a deal-breaker. I would highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for a reliable and high-quality macro lens.

Optical design

Thanks to the macro capabilities this lens can make tiny things look big. Has 9 aperture blades, with this amount of aperture blades you will be satisfied with the result. Bright lens thanks to the high aperture value

Physical characteristics

98 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag. Weights 510 grams so plan ahead, carry only if really necessary.

Description

Basic data

Specification

Blades9
Filter (mm)55. front
Length (mm)98
Min focus (m)3.5
Weight (g)510
Aperture2.8/32
Focal Length (mm)100

Overall rating

4.81
based on 41 reviews

color (4.93)
4.93/5

distortion (5)
5/5

flare control (4.88)
4.88/5

mechanical quality (4.32)
4.32/5

sharpness (4.93)
4.93/5

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7 reviews for Sony AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro

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    41 dyxum.com user rated as 4.81/5

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    7 ebay.com user rated as 4.71/5

  3. Ebay.com Jun 20, 2017

    Excellent Macro! In a word…WOW! This has quickly become my go to lens for macro work. I shoot a lot of macro photography. This lens allows me to get very close to the smallest of details of my subject. This holds razor sharp focus very well with minimal aberrations of any kind.

  4. Ebay.com Feb 26, 2011

    Sony 100mm f/2.8 Lens on Konica Minolta 7D Like:
    f/2.8 allows more light for higher shutter speeds

    Dislike:
    Noisy
    Slow to focus
    Uses more battery power than SSM and/or G series lenses
    Expensive.
    Does not Continuously autofocus for moving objects.
    Detail is poor even at full program mode, extra fine, high quality, large images

    Reason for purchasing – wanted an F/2.8 lens to be able to shoot at higher shutter speeds – birds in flight.

    Quality of photos – okay but not cropped. Compared to SAL70400 SSM G lens with F/4-5.6 at 70mm – photos shot at same shutter speed are considerably clearer and can be cropped.

    Camera is 6.1MP Konica Minolta Maxxum DSLR model 7D

  5. Ebay.com Jun 15, 2020

    Good lens but old design and technology Rebadged older Minolta Maxxum lens. Image quality is wonderful, auto focus is reasonably fast and accurate. I’m using it with my a850 and a77 with no hiccups, it would benefit from SSM but Sony gave up on the Minolta A mount long ago with no desire to support newer A mount digital slr and slt cameras.

  6. Ebay.com Jun 26, 2010

    Sony AF 100mm Macro Lens I have yet to find anything I do not like about this lens. I bought it specifically to take close up photos of flowers and the images I have captured thus far are astounding. The AF capability is great and the ability to limit the focus range is very nice. The price for lens of this quality may be a deterrent, but the old cliche about you get what you pay for is certainly true with regards to camera lenses. My recommendation would be “Buy It Now”.

  7. Ebay.com Nov 15, 2018

    Appropriately weighted and balanced on my Sony A57 Exactly as I hoped for, clear close-ups: you can count the hairs on my donkeys heads.This Sony lens is well made. I like the fact that it isn’t featherweight plastic. It settles in my hands
    easily.

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