Minolta AF 100-200mm F4.5 A-mount lens review by JeanChristophe
|JeanChristophe#12008 date: Oct-24-2014|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Normal Minolta 70-210 (not beercan).|
|price paid:||50 EUR|
|positive:||Simple lens, metal built.|
Sharp at least at f/6.3.
Excellent image quality for portrait, especially between 100-150mm focal distance.
Leightweight and compact.
Screw size for filter : 49mm.
|negative:||Flare when shooting against light, easy to have poor image quality.|
Minimum focusing distance.
Restrictied zoom range (X2).
Soft at 200mm.
Low speed lens : dont use it below f/6.3, f/8.0 is optimum.
Not built as a high quality lens : be careful of sand and dust !
|comment:||Excellent lens for portrait, don't forget it in your bag !|
For me, the result for a portrait is equivalent to a prime lens, the subject is sharp (at least at f/6.3) and clearly detached from the background (good and strong Bokeh).
Inexpensive, a "must have" for an affordable price.