Minolta AF 100-200mm F4.5 A-mount lens review by pureaxis

reviewer#10059 date: Mar-26-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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:Carl Zeiss 16-80
Minolta 28-105 RS
price paid:130 USD (Mint)
positive:-Very sharp wide open!
-Small and light
-Good colors
-No zoom creep!
-Clip-on hood better than I thought
negative:-None as long as you understand its imitations
-Would be my perfect lens if it was constant F4!
comment:Wow this is honestly one of my favorite lens period. Just the portability makes it worth it compared to other telephotos, and it doesn't look as obscene as a Beercan when mated to a A65 :). I find the range perfect for outdoor events or going to the zoo.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 129
  • sharpness: 4.37
  • color: 4.71
  • build: 4.57
  • distortion: 4.44
  • flare control: 4.04
  • overall: 4.43
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