Magnicon 75-200mm F4.5 AF zoom A-mount lens review by jakubh70

reviewer#4732 date: Jan-22-2009
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 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 have experience with this lens
compared to:70-210 F4
price paid:30 EUR
positive:It's just little beercan copy
negative:Nothing really
comment:I had two copies named EXAKTA and BEROFLEX, seen them also as SOLIGOR, KALIMAR so this must be... COSINA.
This is downsized copy of famous beercan - works the same way (has internal zooming), has a 1:4 macro at 200mm from 110 cm distance and can work with TC 1,4x in AF mode thank to constant F4.5. 52 mm filter thread. Aperture has 6 blades only, so when stopped down strong reflexes of light receive hexagonal "rays" around it - if one likes this effect. It's not as sharp as beercan wide open, but stopped down goes really sharp. If one likes to get downsized beercan copy for 1/6 of its price - just look for this lens.

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
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania