Minolta AF 400mm F4.5 HS APO G A-mount lens review by Danny1988

reviewer#24480 date: Feb-2-2016
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 3.2
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:Sony G70400, Tamron 150-600 DC VS USD, G70400 mk II
price paid:1999€
positive:> built soldie
> soldie lens hood
> "fast" AF
> AF works with teleconverters
negative:> no weather protection
> tripod mount is way to small
> AF is shit in low ligth
> not as sharp as the G70400
> AF slows down with teleconverters
> drop in filter are useless
comment:testet with the sony a99 and the a77.

Sharpness is better with apsc cameras; sharpest at f7.1 but not as sharp as the Sony G70400 and mk II;
2k€ is way to expensive for this lens! 1100e will be the best price at all.

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rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 46
  • sharpness: 4.92
  • color: 4.87
  • build: 4.87
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.88
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