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

reviewer#10211 date: May-15-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:Minolta 70-210mm f4.5 (I)
Sigma 75-300mm f4 APO
price paid:55 GBP used
positive:Awesome colours
f4.5 from 100-200mm
negative:Nothing. Why the negatives on the MFD, it is what it is.
comment:Really nice, well built lens from the same time period as the bigger 70-210mm Beercan. Rated sharpness 4.5 but 4.0 would have been too low for the others (no 4.5 option). The best aspect of this lens is the speed at 200mm (same as 100mm). It's a nice size and weight compared to the 70-210mm Beercan (but similar to the 70-210mm f4.5).

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 128
  • sharpness: 4.37
  • color: 4.70
  • build: 4.58
  • distortion: 4.44
  • flare control: 4.04
  • overall: 4.43
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