Minolta AF 100-200mm F4.5 A-mount lens review by Matt
|Matt#39941 date: Sep-22-2017|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF 70-210mm F4|
Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 HS APO G
|price paid:||€ 45 (Used)|
* Constant aperture
|negative:||* CA when used wide open|
* Long MFD
|comment:||Nice little zoom lens, cheap to get and delivers good pictures. |
Compared to the famous beercan, this lens is a little slower (F4.5 vs. F4 of the beercan), but in most situations, that is not a problem. Optimal sharpness already at F5.6 (with the beercan, you need F8). Bokeh of the beercan is considerably better than this lens, and the beercan has a much shorter MFD.
AF speed is reasonable, what you would expect from a lens like this.
Compared to the Minolta AF 80-200mm F2.8 HS APO G, this lens seems like a joke, but so does the price as it costs only a fraction of the price you pay for the 80-200mm F2.8.
There is visible CA when used wide open. Nothing out of the ordinary. It produces less CA than my beercan.
All in all a nice little zoomlens that you can get for next to nothing. It performs at least as well as the beercan, with the exception of the bokeh and the MFD.