Minolta AF 100-200mm F4.5 A-mount lens review by ChapelThrill23

reviewer#10060 date: Mar-27-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.8
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:Sony 55-200
price paid:$80
positive:Sharp. Extremely well built. Small
negative:Terrible MFD. Middling range.
comment:I like the lens for its compact size, great build quality, and excellent image quality. I do not use it much anymore however because i've found that the 55-200 has equally impressive IQ while packing much better range. That combined with a horrible MFD has all but stopped me from using the 100-200. If you can find one at a good price it is worth considering but otherwise go 55-200.

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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