Minolta AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 APO A-mount lens review by AVLB
|AVLB#46863 date: Jun-2-2022|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony 70-400 G MKI|
|price paid:||£200 used|
|negative:||Hunts in low light.|
Fairly slow to focus.
|comment:||Well as a new owner of this old lens, I am more than happy with it. I already owned a 70-400 G and was so pleaased there was a lens half the weight that performed just as well.|
Yes, it has a f-stop of 6.7 at 400mm, but it still performs very well on my Sony A99 on A setting.
Shots taken so far show that f8 to f11 are optimal, which is fine for such a long focal lenghth lens.
The bonus is that I do not have to lug the 70-400 around all the time, as that is almost twice the weight.
Maybe my copy is exceptional, but I cannot see any chromatic aberration and the test shots I have taken so far are really acceptable.
Very rare to see these on the UK market, so I was lucky to get this exceptionally good lens.