Minolta AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 APO A-mount lens review by robert.pierrick
|robert.pierrick#9340 date: Aug-16-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||100-300 xi|
|price paid:||320 euros|
|positive:||Fast focusing on A33.|
Beautyfull bokeh at f6.3.
Steady shot work fine with it, its possible to take very accurate pictures at f6.3, 1/100 sec without any tripod .
|negative:||Double weight than the 100-300 xi.|
Zoom ring hard to rotate with the small A33.
|comment:||Best sharpness at 360 mm and f11 on a tripod.|
With the SLT A33, and without a tripod, it's possible to take descent pictures at 360 mm above 1/30 s with the maximum aperture (f6.3). Excellent shots beyond 1/100 s.
No purple fringe comparativly to the Xi zoom but sharpest than the Xi at F6.3 and F8.
It seems also sharpest than 100-300 APO, but then main difference is its weight : twice the 100-300 Apo.