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

reviewer#26523 date: Mar-17-2016
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 aka beer can
Tamron 70-300 F4-5.6
Minolta 100-300 APO
Tamron 70-200 F3.5-4.5
Minolta 28-135 F4-4.5
Minolat 35-135
price paid:50USD
positive:Sharp, very small, good color
negative:no, exept bokeh and flares
comment:As sharp as "beer can", may be even more sparper at opened diaphragms. The sharp throughout the zoom range. Very compact! Indispensable road telephoto lens. Very chip! Traditional Minolta color. Bokeh not so good as "beer can", but size and weight more useful in traveling. I bought it in mint condition. Strongly recommend.

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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