Minolta AF 100-200mm F4.5 A-mount lens review by flyingscot4

reviewer#11248 date: Jul-13-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:beercan,
little beercan,
baby beercan,
big beercan,
28-85mm,
50mm 1.7,
100mm 2.8 macro,
70-210mm 3.5-4.5,
price paid:40 USD EXC
positive:Sharp
Pretty quick AF
Not too slow aperture
Build Quality (tank)
Fairly light
Contrast range
Flare (?)
negative:limited range
CA
MFD
comment:This lens does not measure up to many other lenses. It has limited range, some CA when looking into the sun (like many old lenses), it is not as sharp as other lenses (but 1/10th the price), it's a bit heavy in comparison to many of the new lenses, but it's built like a tank and never very far away from me. It is, to me, the best bargain in my Minolta zoom line-up. I can't say why this lens is on my cameras so much, but I have great confidence in the results. If I can ever afford a Minolta 80-200 F2.8 HS APO G or the Minolta 70-200 F2.8 APO G D SSM, my little, slow 100-200mm will be the last to go.

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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