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8.1 out of 10

Sony SAL-100M28

The versatile SAL-100M28 macro-focus lens covers a wide range of Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent macro lens for Sony Alpha bodies either FF or APS-C - brilliantly sharp, but somewhat noisy motor

D. F. Watt "dfwatt", Amazon
5 November 2014
  • Summary: This is an exceptionally sharp lens, and gives a very nice 100 mm on FF or 150 mm perspective on an APS-C sensor body like the Sony A 77/77II. In terms of image quality it's mostly a five star lens, particularly if you stop down just a little bit to F4, but I'm giving it four stars because of its hunting and noisy motor (see cons). Call me picky or just spoiled by the newer lenses, like Sony's terrific 16-50 2.8.
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Overall 8
8.0

A steady workhorse

Cat F. "I read it as if I wrote it.", Amazon
9 May 2014
  • Summary: I've been using this on my Sony a700 and now my a900 since this lens came out. It took me from semi-pro to pro level and selling my macros on a regular basis. The only reason it's not 5-star is that it's a bit slow to focus. It takes a bit to learn the trick here. It's a bit noisy as it focuses, too. Many a butterfly has startled from the noise. It locks down at a short stop. 1:1 is clear and colors are bright. There are no vignettes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best for full frame cameras

PhotoRock, Amazon
5 August 2013
  • Summary: I use this lens with an APS-C sensor camera which converts this lens to an effective focal length of 150mm. This allows for a comfortable distance between the subject and lens at close range at the expense of a very narrow depth of focus. The lens is sharp; however, there is noticeable diffraction distortion (loss of sharpness) at f16 and beyond. This lens is best suited for full frame cameras for which it was designed.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Best Quality Wise.

ABEDI, B&H Photo
14 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The sharpest Macro Lens I have used (compared it to my Canon 100mm F2.8L IS Macro) Surprisingly it is so small and light which is a pleasent surprise once you see the images. On the down side the Autofocus is driven by the camera body and the lens is noisy, slower to focus compared to their other F2.8 Lenses and is over priced.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

A new world of photography!

Lynda O., B&H Photo
17 April 2012
  • Excerpt: For years I have been wanting a lens for close-up photography. Continually frustrated by the limits of my other cameras and lenses, I decided to invest in the SAL-100M28 Macro lens. Even though I've only begun to practice with it, I can already see results not possible with my other lenses. Because I have had it for such a short time, I cannot give an extensive review. One initial "con" was the rather "sticky" action of the focus adjustment.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: See text description
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good lens

AP, B&H Photo
11 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Great lens all around.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean
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Overall 8
8.0

So far so good

KK, B&H Photo
7 March 2011
  • Excerpt: I'm an amature photographer, and plan to use this a lot. So far the weather has prohibited me from trying it out very much, but I'm impressed with what I've tried. I can't wait to use it to its full potential.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
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Overall 8
8.0

Ice Rain, my perfect test

Marc, B&H Photo
11 January 2011
  • Excerpt: great use today after the ice rain, leaves covered with ice, fantastic.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

sharp but wanders a bit

Amazon Customer "moonstruck4U", Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: Very sharp lens excellent for portraits, macro, my first specifically digital lens for my Sony Alpha 850 (have vintage minolta lenses). Only complaint is focus wanders significantly at times unpredictably so. Can use focus limiter or manual focus as work around. Not sure why this occurs but I have read it on Sony website. Given the great price though this is an obstacle well worth dealing with.
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Overall 8
8.0

Perfect for the NEX-7, one of my "short list" lenses

Christopher Knight "claud9999", Amazon
28 December 2010
  • Summary: This lens taught me that quality optics matters...In reviewing a landscape shot on my computer, I said to myself, "what's that spot?" Zooming in, it was a tack-sharp image of a bird in flight. The detail that comes out of my NEX-7 with this lens in front shows the true capabilities. Note that I don't usually use this lens with the SLT adapter, auto-focus is quite functional at longer distances but even with the focus limiter, I found it was not the fastest at auto-focus,...
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