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Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

BH #SO10028M • MFR #SAL100M28
Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Key Features
  • A-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • 1:1 Magnification Ratio
  • Double-Floating Lens Elements
Get up close and personal with some of the tiniest subjects with the 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens from Sony. A telephoto prime designed for full-frame A-mount cameras, this lens' main selling point is the minimum focus distance of just 13.8", permitting for true 1:1 magnification. It also has a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 and can be stopped down to f/32 for advanced depth of field control. In order to guarantee maximum image quality at these close-focus distances, the lens uses double-floating lens elements in its optical design, helping to combat aberrations.
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Is this lens compatible with SONY A6000 mirrorless camera (E Mount)?
Asked by: Anonymous
You would be able to mount Sony Alpha lenses to an NEX body, by using one of these adapters:With autofocus and aperture control:Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black)B&H # SOLAEA4 Mfr # LAEA4With aperture control:Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter (Black)B&H # SOLAEA3 Mfr # LAEA3
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Someone use in A99? in fullframe mode? Foco in movement is very slow?
Asked by: Mauro Lucio A.
As the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Macro Lens is an older lens that was originally released in 2006, and it is a macro lens, it has slower autofocus compared to newer lenses, or non-macro lenses. The Sony 100mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Macro Lens was based on Minolta's lens design. Due to the longer focus range from infinity focus to 1:1 macro focus, the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens does focus slower than non-macro lenses and newer lenses with faster motors. However, it is a full-frame lens and is an extremely sharp option, even at f/2.8, and would be compatible for use on the Sony Alpha a99 DSLR Camera. The lens does have a focus limiter switch which would allow you to either limit the focus range on the long end of the focus range when using it as a standard lens, or limit the focus range in the macro range to speed up autofocus performance (it prevents the lens from having to travel through the entire focus range from 1:1 to infinity). For a Sony A-mount/Minolta MAXXUM mount macro lens near the same focal length that would have faster autofocusing performance, I would recommend either the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro Lens for Sony Cameras, B&H # SI10528MDGSM, or or the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Di MACRO 1:1 USD Lens for Sony, B&H # TA9028S.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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is this lens compatible with Sony A7/A7II?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony Alpha a7 Mirrorless Digital Camera and the Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera both use the Sony E-mount, while the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Macro Lens uses the larger Sony A-mount. Unfortunately, the two items are not directly compatible. In order to connect the Sony 100mm f/2.8 Alpha A-Mount Macro Lens to the Sony a7 and a7II Mirrorless Digital Cameras, you would have to purchase a lens adapter, such as either the Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter with Translucent Mirror Technology (Black), B&H # SOLAEA4, or the Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter (Black),B&H # SOLAEA3.
Answered by: Manzell L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

How does this lens compare to the Canon 100mm ...

How does this lens compare to the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro?
Asked by: Bradley
It is very comparable, image quality is very good.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-01-27

I have a Sony a7R and realize I would have to buy ...

I have a Sony a7R and realize I would have to buy the adapter to use this lens. How does this Sony A mount compare with the Sony E mount (Sony FE 90 MM F2.8 Macro G OSS Model: SEL90M28G) - i.e. quality, speed, focusing? Thanks!
Asked by: S
Hi S, the best compatibility which includes speed and focusing will favor the native mount. That means Sony a7R will work better with a native Full frame E-mount lenses.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-12-30

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Does this lens have a manual aperture adjustment ring? I'm interested in using it with a bellows.
Asked by: Jay S.
No, it doesn't.
Answered by: William M.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this a full frame lens?
Asked by: Gerry M.
Yes it is a 35mm full frame lens. I use it on my A99 full frame camera and it works great!I use it mainly for the macro close-up, but it also works great as a portrait lens.Also note that it works great on my smaller C sensor A77 camera.
Answered by: Lisa J.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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