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

reviewer#10461 date: Aug-20-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 70-210 F4
Sigma 70-210 F2.8
Tokina 70-210 F4.5/5.6
Tamron 70-300LD
price paid:50ukp
positive:Great size the ideal track side partner where you dont need excessive zoom
negative:Minimum Focus Distance
comment:What can i say this lens has to be the perfect track side companion.
Small light and has fantastic build quality.
If you can get trackside with 5-7m distance its the perfect lens so sharp, that cropping is not an issue.
The focus speed is very fast and does not hunt like the beercan, I dont think this lens ever failed to focus on the action even when taking superbikes, etc .
the colours are vibrant and typical minolta,
I love this lens and is always on my camera for track days

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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