Minolta AF 100-200mm F4.5 A-mount lens review by Freddan_6

reviewer#12137 date: Feb-17-2015
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.5
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 70-210/4
Tamron 55-200/4-5.6
Minolta 75-300/4.5-5.6 BBC
Minolta 100-300/4.5-5.6 APO
Minolta 35-105/3.5-4.5
Minolta 28-85/3.5-4.5
price paid:462 SEK = 55 $
positive:Colors are wonderful, and build is sturdy. Sharpness is good, only 2:nd to APO and 75-300 BBC. Small lens, perfect size for hiking together with 28-85.
negative:Flares so bad that you need a hood, long MFD. A bit stirry bokeh.
comment:The three medium-size lenses 28-85, 35-105 and 100-200 has approx the same size, and the same long MFD. However the 100-200 more sensitive to flares than the other two. Amongst the Tele lenses I compare sharpenss to it is second to 100-300 APO and 75-300 BBC. After this the Tamron 55-200 comes, and last the 70-210/4. But the 70-210 has the best bokeh so sharpness is forgiven.

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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