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

reviewer#8485 date: Jan-6-2011
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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:Sony 18-250
price paid:475
positive:
Extremely fast focus on the A-33. Have not experienced any focus hunting in even lower light situations on the A-33
Small in size for the zoom range. This is a natural for the A-33. It should work as well on the A-55
negative:Non so far. I am a Happy Camper with this lens
comment:This lens paired up with the new Sony SLT A-33 is Amazing. I think the extremely fast focus of the A-33 makes this lens a real walk around lens. I seem to get clarity at full zoom from as close as 10 feet. Still experimenting with the lens, but so far I have found no negatives.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 49
  • sharpness: 4.47
  • color: 4.63
  • build: 4.20
  • distortion: 4.65
  • flare control: 4.41
  • overall: 4.47
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