Minolta AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 APO A-mount lens review by paso144

reviewer#9397 date: Sep-6-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:80-200APO
price paid:250 euro
positive:Size vs focal length
comment:This is actually a lens I paid about it's market value. But I wanted to round up my line-up on the long focal lenghts and this was perfectly fitting in. I use this for the occasional shooting of my kids at distance and sometimes wildlife.

The pictures come out with the nice Minolta colours and are sharp as long as you take the appropriate shutter times in consideration. The long end needs some stopping down for optimal sharpness. All in all a great lens/range for the price and definitely a keeper for me.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 50
  • sharpness: 4.46
  • color: 4.64
  • build: 4.18
  • distortion: 4.66
  • flare control: 4.42
  • overall: 4.47
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