Minolta AF 600mm F4 APO A-mount lens review by former member

reviewer#39 date: Jan-7-2005
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Nikon 600mm f4
Canon 600mm f4
price paid:
positive:Spectaculat sharp lense. Focus range limiter. Manual focus ring cover. 90 degree marks on lens holder.
negative:HEAVY (13lbs). Does not autofocus with Maxxum 2x APO (but does with Tamron 2x). Polirizer costs a fortune.
comment:This lens is BIG and HEAVY. But it brings images that are crisp and clean.
Check here http://www.pbase.com/kleptolux/ for examples.
The lense comes in a metal case and a few drop in filters.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 10
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 4.90
  • build: 4.70
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 4.90
  • overall: 4.90
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