Minolta AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 APO A-mount lens review by maricontis
|maricontis#10224 date: May-19-2012|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||tamron 55-200, minolta 100mm macro D, minolta 500mm f/8|
|positive:||size and weight|
f/6.3 to wide end!
|comment:||I go often trekking on Alps. I bought this lens (matsuyiastore on ebay) because it seemed a good compromise between size and focal range (and affordability), and soon was amazed about unexpected performance, assuming it is a non-G lens.|
Colours overall (I am not keen in postprocessing).
AF may be slightly inaccurate, but it is a blade even above 350mm, if you adjust it manually. So I give 4,5 to sharpness.
I do not complain about lack of tripod mount because I seldom carry a tripod, but obviously you need natural supports (rocks, trees, knees etc) and the result is scratching the lens hood. Zoom creeps quickly but that would be easily fixable if you'd need it. However I give 5 to build because if it was a bulky metal it would double its weigh, and I hadn't buy it!