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

reviewer#5291 date: Apr-25-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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 own this lens
compared to:KM 100-400mm
sony 70-400mm
sigma 70-200 f2.8
price paid:1800 euros (used)
positive:Super Sharp!!
Bokeh
AF very accurate and fast
Image quality amazing
negative:price
comment:I just got this lens and am very pleased.
This lens produce very, very sharp pictures. Even with 1.4x converter
Can be handheld, but is a bit heavy. Mono/Tripod is recommended

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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