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

reviewer#7167 date: Mar-27-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.6
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:75-300 big beer can
price paid:430US$
positive:Highest range zoom from MINOLTA. Very sharp on APS-C. Nice colors and good quality picktures on 7d.
negative:H E A V Y !
comment:On my 7D this lens have given me lots of good picktures. It is sharp and balances well with the camera when I use the battery grip. On my A900 it gives good results. It is specially sharp wide open wich is very good as it is f6.7
at the 400mm end.
On my A580 it is like on the 7D: good picktures, sharp and nice range.

It handles well and seems to be well built.

Have bought a second one. This is much better on my A900 - so there are variations in production. This one I am ceeping.

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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