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

reviewer#6301 date: Oct-30-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24 2.8
Sony 50 1.4 2.8
Minolta 28-70 G
Sigma 70 2.8
18-250 tamron
price paid:500 Euro
positive:Colour
Bokeh
Sharp (for a zoom)
Lightweight
Small size
negative:AF in low light
zoomcreep
comment:This lens produces; Beautiful colours, nice bokeh and you can get really sharp pictures.

Sometimes stopping down is necessary for the best result, but the biggest aperatures will get an OK result.

This combined with it's relatively small size and light weight for a 400 mm lens makes it an unique lens. You can zoom to 400 mm and make good pictures without using a tripod!

Downsode of this lens is it's AF speed in low light. Beside that, AF speed on a a700 is OK.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 49
  • sharpness: 4.48
  • color: 4.63
  • build: 4.20
  • distortion: 4.65
  • flare control: 4.41
  • overall: 4.48
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