Minolta AF 400mm F4.5 HS APO G A-mount lens review by mambo

reviewer#12190 date: Mar-19-2015
sharpness: 3.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:SAL 70400G, SAL 70300G, Minolta 300mm APO f2.8, Minolta 200mm HS G
price paid:2200 USD
positive:I had it for a year. It is sharp, relatively light for a lens of that focal length. Great colours and fast AF
negative:It is sharp, but not as sharp as the 300mm f2.8 APO with a convertor. As it was almost as sharp as the SAL 70400G markI and I had all three, I had to sell it.
comment:I loved it when I had it. Because it was not as sharp as my other lenses, I had to let it go.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 44
  • sharpness: 4.92
  • color: 4.86
  • build: 4.89
  • distortion: 4.95
  • flare control: 4.82
  • overall: 4.89
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