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

reviewer#10239 date: May-26-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:24mm f2,8
50mm f1.4
35-70mm f4
70-210mm f4
50mm Macro f2,8
100mm F2,8 macro
80-200mm f2.8
price paid:90 euro
positive:-Excellent sharpness and total quality.
-Compact size light weight
-Excellent optical performance for the price
-Fixed aperture all the way
-49mm (cheap) filters
-Nice bokeh for an f/4.5
-Robust build
-As sharp as the beercan
Even wide open at 200
-Build to last
-razor sharp when stopped down at f6-f8,
-very nice colors.
-relatively fast AF
negative:1.9m Minimum Focus Distance
comment:Image quality is like the 70-210/4 in a smaller, lighter package, the sharpness is great at 100mm and still good at 200mm.
No complaints at all about sharpness, fringing, aberration or vignetting.
complementing the kitlens, 24-85,
Very attractive for example "street photography"
Bokeh is very nice across the board,
the point is that this lens can definitely produce some very, very good results.
amazes me each time
Looking for a not to expensive quality lens ... this is the one to buy.

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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