Magnicon 75-200mm F4.5 AF zoom A-mount lens review by BigBrother

reviewer#11246 date: Jul-12-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:
price paid:90 usd
negative:A bit noisy AF
comment:My lens is branded as Kalimar 75-200mm. And this is exactly this lens.
A very well solid built piece of glass.
Nice warm colors, and good distortion control (I didn't mention any at all).
Though, f/4.5 aperture is not fast enough for dark rooms, and not so sharp.
All in all, a very descent type of Beer Can.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 3.60
  • color: 3.60
  • build: 4.70
  • distortion: 4.20
  • flare control: 3.60
  • overall: 3.94 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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