Minolta AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 APO A-mount lens review by lionoche

reviewer#1164 date: Sep-5-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta AF 100-300
price paid:240 USD (second hand)
positive:Nice range, not that heavy. Good construction. Colors are very good. Excellent on Dynax 5D
negative:AF-speed is rather slow at 400mm (normal for that range...)
comment:Gives very good results on 6Mp CCD sensors !
Some pictures taken with this lens (post-processed...)

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=222347986&size=o
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=221345171&size=o
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=211251681&size=o

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 50
  • sharpness: 4.46
  • color: 4.64
  • build: 4.18
  • distortion: 4.66
  • flare control: 4.42
  • overall: 4.47
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