100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Nice lens, good contrast , but quite a bit of focus hunting in my lens! Light weight lens and feels cheep but I am very satisfied results with the resulting images.
March 2, 2014
This macro lens with the a7R is awesome!
I have used this 100 mm macro lens for years on film cameras, Sony alpha 100, Nex 5, and, now on the Sony a7R. It must be attached with the A to E-mount adapter and will autofocus through the mirror; however, there is such a stack of glass that this lens does better on the level in AF mode. I recommend manual focus in steps if you have the right situation. Close it down to F/32 for finely focused closeups or open it wide to F/2.8 for portraits with creamy bokeh. With the 36 megapixel resolution sensor in the a7R, the images are not only razor sharp, they have such clarity that you can make out details you would only expect from a Zeiss microscope objective. Case in point, after I took pictures of the anthers in an Amaryllis flower, I was amazed to clearly distinguish individual pollen grains in the enlargements. See the uploaded image. The combination of Sony's extraordinary optics with the a7R's full frame high resolution sensor captures details that go far beyond the realm of the human eye. Therefore, I recommend this lens for macrophotography, portraiture, and anything else that you can imagination.
January 21, 2014
Great lens, sharp images
I used it for weddings, shooting detail photos is the perfect companion for my A99. Love it.
September 8, 2013
I absolutely love this lens!!! It's a perfect addition to my collection. I have been taking photos of flowers for a long time, but I never had a decent macro lens that would allow me to get those extra details. This lens produces some high quality images. Colors seem to come alive and with great detail. If you're trying to decide which macro lens to add to your collection, this is the one to choose. The lens can also provide that nice depth of field focus that adds that extra touch to your photography. Thanks to this lens, I am discovering a whole new facet of spring that I have not really explored.
April 27, 2013