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

reviewer#5683 date: Jul-10-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Beercan
Min 100-200 f4.5
price paid:L30
positive:Almost a beercan
negative:Not quite a beercan
No hood
comment:I had the Rokinon branded version. Cross a beercan with a 100-200f4.5 and you get one of these. It compares quite favourably to the above lenses in all ways. No hood is a downside but screw-in hoods can be used.

They come up on ebay under various guises and usually for very little. A very plausible budget beercan substitute.

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