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Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black - SAL-100M28

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Sony SAL-100M28 - 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black, Model SAL100M28

Up the magnification with this Sony 100mm f/2.8 A-mount macro lens. It's designed to focus in on extremely small objects thanks to the impressive focusing mechanism, which allows you to get closer to the world beneath your feet, letting you capture extraordinary details. See the tip of an ant's head clearly as it scurries about its business, marvel at the intricate structures on top of flowers, and record everything clearly. It also doubles up as a prime telephoto lens so that you can take images of wildlife, and when you need a bit more reach, it can work as a portrait lens.

All of this is achieved by the precision-engineered lens elements in this Sony macro lens that ensure light reaches the sensor with virtually no ghosting, flare or chromatic effects, producing pristine photos shot after shot. In addition, the circular aperture produces circular highlights when fully open, creating extremely smooth backgrounds. Because this Sony 100mm f/2.8 A-mount macro lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8, it produces shallow depths of field when you need them.

Key Features:

  • 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
  • Excellent for close-ups and telephoto shots
  • Bright f2.8 Aperture for good results in low light
  • High Contrast, high-Resolution image quality
  • Focus Range Limiter for faster auto-focusing
  • Focus Hold Button for full creative control
  • Auto Clutch to stop Manual Focus ring rotation
  • Circular Aperture for pleasing defocused effects

Features:

  • Sharp Macro Focusing:
    You can get closer to your subject to capture low-angle shots of insects, flowers and other natural wonders -- and broad depth of field lets you keep backgrounds in focus too.
  • Bright f2.8 Aperture:
    In conjunction with the Super SteadyShot® image stabilization system of the Sony ? (alpha) DSLR-A100 camera, this lens captures bright, steady images even working with hand-held camera in low light.
  • High Contrast and Resolution:
    Excellent optical precision gives your shots greater visual accuracy for close analysis of your subject.
  • Focus Range Limiter:
    Speeds auto-focus response by limiting the range of distances that are brought into focus -- Close-up Range, or Telephoto Range.
  • Focus Hold Button:
    For full creative control, a focus hold button located on the lens can lock auto-focusing.
  • Auto Clutch:
    In auto-focus mode, the manual focus ring does not rotate -- which improves handling ease.
  • Circular Aperture:
    Because aperture blades form a near circle at the wide openings used for low-light shots, spot-light sources have a pleasing circular defocused effect.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length:
    • 35mm Equivalent: 100 mm
    • APS: 150 mm
  • Angle of View:
    • 35mm Equivalent: 24"
    • APS: 16"
  • Min Focus Distance: 1’ 2.4” (35 cm)
  • Aperture:
    • Maximum: f2.8
    • Minimum: f32
  • Maximum Magnification: 1.0X
  • Lens Construction: 8 elements in 8 groups with 9 aperture blades
  • Filter Diameter: 55 mm

Compatible Models:

  • DSLR-A100
  • DSLR-A100K
  • DSLR-A200
  • DSLR-A300
  • DSLR-A350
  • DSLR-A700

Approximate Dimensions:

  • 3 x 4” (75 x 98.5 mm)

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lb 2 oz (505 g)
  • Shipping: 1.5 lbs.

Box Contents:

  • SAL-100M28 - 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
  • Front and rear lens cap
  • SH0007 solid-circular lens hood

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    1 Year Parts & Labor

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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CompatibilitySony
TypeMacro
Filter Size55mm
  

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Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black
 
4.9

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4.0

Nice Lens

By 

from Chicago

Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This macro lens with the a7R is awesome!

By 

from Arizona

Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

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.

 
5.0

Great lens, sharp images

By 

from Bakersfield California

Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

I used it for weddings, shooting detail photos is the perfect companion for my A99. Love it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Addition

By 

from Hyattsville, MD

Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Lens

By 

from Rexford, NY

Pros

  • Amazing image and color quality

Cons

  • Autofocus is slow and often unrealiable

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

    This is my favorite lens. It produces the most amazing close-up photographs. I have used it on flowers and bugs, and even as a portrait lens, and the results are amazing every time. The clarity and sharp focus are astounding, even using larger apertures in low light conditions. The quality of this lens is very well matched to the performance capability of the A900. The only real complaint is the unreliable auto-focus capability: the lens jogs back and forth, several times, and often fails to lock the focus automatically--I have not figured out when or why it will do this, and when it might succeed. I still love this lens, however, and I am attaching a picture of the head of a dragonfly that I captured using manual focus.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lovely !!!

    By 

    from Cairo, Egypt

    Pros

    • Depth of field
    • Image Quality
    • Sharpness

    Cons

    • SLOOOWWWWWW focusing !! annoyingly slow !!

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

      I am a macro fan so it goes without saying that I ADORE this thing. It does what it was designed to do brilliantly. I do not see it as expensive. I think that its worth its price. I just love what it can do. The colors are excellent too. Especially when you know what ur doing in terms of lighting and all that. However, that being said, this really is not an easy lens to use. this is actually one of the hardest lenses to hand hold with low shutter speeds and at f2.8. Simply because at f2.8 the depth of field is sooooooo narrow that just breathing in and out, even gently, just throws your focus out of whack. But of course that is expected out of a f2.8 at this focal length in a macro. Anyway, all in all it is a great lens. The only thing I do NOT like at all about this lens, is the focusing speed and accuracy and sound. It simply refuses to see in low light. And when it DOES see, it takes forever to focus. its painfully slow and noisy. I really wish Sony would add a SSM motor to this thing. It really could use it. I know that usually you don't need fast and silent focusing with a Macro, but just how lovely would it be if you did. Sometimes there are fast moving insects that you try to capture and you miss soooo many times its frustrating. But other than that, this thing is lovely in terms of quality and it is an absolute workhorse.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      a "must have" lens

      By 

      from Texas

      Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

      I've had this lens for a little more than a year and I cannot find a serious flaw with it. The design is solid, witha nice wide focusing ring for critical manual focus. The weight is well balanced throughout the lens. It's fast and sharp, even at 2.8. The 100mm lets you stay back from subjects that might be skittish - bugs, bees etc... If you are interested in macro photography then this is a MUST have buy.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect Portrait Lens

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      from Florida for now

      Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

      This 100mm macro is a very versatile lens. It's ideal for taking portraits of a single person, a couple, or several people in the shot. Simply move farther back to get everyone in the frame. The image quality is amazing. Super sharp, no color cast, no visible distortion, no chromatic aberration, and extremely high contrast. In short-perfect. It has very fast auto focus. The focus distance range can be pre-limited to the intended distance to the subject. For example if you plan to take only macro shots of 0.59 m or closer you set the focus limiter switch to 0.59m or less, so the lens will not try to focus for a distance of more than 0.59m. This speeds up the AF. I have taken fantastic photographs at a wedding, and extreme close-ups of my niece, and can record the "peach fuzz" on a four year old girl's face easily. If it's possible for a lens to be too sharp, this is the one. I also use it to make copies of prints I have and my mother's paintings. The lens is very well made and looks very impressive, inside and out. I hardly ever get into a situation where a zoom lens would be preferable. Highly recommended to any perfectionist.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Flexable Macro

      By 

      from Mohnton, PA

      Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

      Let's face it, you need a macro lens in your kit. Period. Once I purchased this lens, I found myself shooting more than flora and tiny fauna with it. I use it with the Sony ringlight frequently as well, which provides some unusual still life opportunities and exposure variations. Overall I rate it in the must have column.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Outstanding lens...

      By 

      from Atlanta, GA

      Comments about Sony 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens In Black:

      I just finished a week of diving in Cozumel and bought this lens a few days before the trip. I anticipated i would use the zoom lens mainly for broad shots and the macro lens sparingly. It turned out to be the opposite. I used the macro lens after the second day and never put it down. The underwater pics I was able to capture with this lens were amazing. The sharks, turtles, angelfish, and barracuda seemed as if they were swimming right beside me!! It does take a minute to focus sometimes, but once I got used to it, it was a minor disruption. I was drift diving when I used the camera, so I was moving as well as trying to shoot a moving target. Needless to say, it was an interesting chase. I am very pleased with the results and would recommend it to anyone who desires clarity in their macro shots.

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