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Keywords: Sony Tele Prime Macro A-Mount 35mm Tested


Registered: January 2015
Posts: 17
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-100M28 review by gabrielvines
Review Date: 3/9/2015 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $799.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: aperture from 2.8 to 32f
Cons: none

I haven't had this lense quite long but it's nicely constructed, has tons of possibility and quite sharp. I have used it more for portraits up to now and they can be remarkable. I've done a little macro. I have purchased a monopod and got tired of using a complete tripod on macro's. I am going to begin shooting some macro's while I get it tomorrow. At 1:1, I actually want the pod although I am able to hand hold tons of close up. It is fairly clear to me that at least at my age, the monopod is going to be a major help although I did get some great shots hand held. Superb example 1 and example 2

Registered: November 2010
Posts: 4
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-100M28 review by sanctum
Review Date: 11/14/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $600.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: macro, closeup, 1:1
Cons: soft, slow AF

If yuou're keen on a macro lens, if you're keen on Sony, this is the one to get. But it's not really as sharp as it should be, which is disappointing.

AF is also a bit slow.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 12
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-100M28 review by edwardkaraa
Review Date: 8/20/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $900.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Small, light, decent image quality.
Cons: AF very slow, hunts a lot even in good light, IQ not good enough for a macro

I use this lens very often for product shots. IQ is quite good but no wow factor. A decent lens.

Registered: December 2007
Posts: 2
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-100M28 review by Stuke
Review Date: 12/31/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $350.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: Rock solid body, quality glass, sharp detail
Cons: AF is finicky

I'm new to dSLR's but enjoyed years of Sony PnS's with their built-in macro function. This helped me develop a hobby of flower macros. When it was time for dSLR upgrade, there really was no other choice than the A700 and this was my chosen macro lens. It's detailed, sharp images are beyond impressive. The auto-focussing (AF) is finicky but not unusual for macro lens. I find it easier to work in Manual Focus mode and to move in and out on the composition. Also, you'll take better shots with a stablizer (tripod, monopod, etc.). I certainly recommend this fantastic lens!

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 2
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro SAL-100M28 review by glock9
Review Date: 12/28/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $679.00| Rating: 9 

Pros: VERY SHARP, very good focal range for a walk around, fast
Cons: a tad slow to focus even in limited

This is a great lens and a must add to any lens collection wonderful image quality as i briefly mentioned in my pros it is very sharp i can't stress this enough. when u take pics with this u get detail that u can't even begin to imagine to grasp with the kit lens. i am also a big fan of the range and the speed ... tho i think i would prefer the 85mm f1.4 in stead as a walkaround over this as it is way faster and may also focus faster(not sure never tried it) but i am hard pressed to believe that it would be more sharp than this ... equally sharp perhaps but not more sharp. For macro (the real reason most iwll buy the lens) this lens is a dream there is a nice wide smooth focus ring that is very smooth and says quality. I would rate this very highly in any lens library be it canon nikon pentax. Some things i didn't like are that this lens the focus speed in limited is a bit slow ( in full that is more than expected as with any macro lens) and it hunts a bit ... also nickpicking is loud ... the build qauality is great tho the lens hood is a bit tacky ... alll in all very highly recommened i would put it in the the first top 3 lens to buy after the kit lens.


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