Minolta AF 100-200mm f/4.5

(9 customer reviews)

This camera glass has a focal range of 100-200mm, making it a great choice for portrait and sports photography. It has a maximum aperture of f/4.5, which is not the widest, but still allows for good low light performance. The glass elements are coated to reduce glare and improve image quality.

The build quality is solid, but not the most durable. It was manufactured in the 1980s, so it may not have the latest technology. However, it is still a reliable option for those on a budget.

The resolution is good, but not exceptional. It can produce sharp images, but may not be the best choice for those who demand the highest level of detail. The bokeh, or the quality of the out-of-focus areas, is decent but not outstanding.

Overall, the Minolta AF 100-200mm f/4.5 is a decent option for those looking for a telephoto zoom lens. There are alternatives available with better performance, but they may come at a higher cost. It can be used with both autofocus and manual focus modes, giving photographers more flexibility.

Positives:

  • Excellent build quality and durable construction
  • Smooth and precise autofocus performance
  • Produces sharp and well-detailed images even at maximum aperture
  • Versatile zoom range makes it suitable for a variety of photography genres
  • Compact and lightweight design, great for travel and outdoor shooting
  • Compatible with Sony A-mount cameras with autofocus capability

Negatives:

  • No image stabilization, which may result in camera shake at longer focal lengths
  • Restricted low-light performance at maximum aperture
  • Slightly soft focus towards the edges of the frame at certain focal lengths

Conclusion:

  • Overall, the Minolta AF 100-200mm f/4.5 camera lens is an excellent vintage lens that performs well on modern Sony cameras with A-mount. It provides sharp and detailed images with accurate colors and contrast. The build quality and construction are impressive, and the zoom range is versatile enough to handle various photography genres. However, the absence of image stabilization may pose some challenges in low-light situations, and the soft focus towards the edges of the frame may be noticeable at some focal lengths. If you’re looking for a reliable, compact, and high-performing vintage lens, the Minolta AF 100-200mm f/4.5 is an ideal choice.

Optical design

Has 7 aperture blades, mid-grade lenses usually have this amount of blades. Having rounded blades provides out of focus circle shape closer to a circle. Great choice mainly for good light conditions

Physical characteristics

With a lens filter diameter of 49 mm commonly filter size, presents numerous filter possibilities. 94 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag. Weights 375 grams so plan ahead, carry only if really necessary.

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9 reviews for Minolta AF 100-200mm f/4.5

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    1.0 allphotolenses.com user rated as 4.2/5

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    Ebay.com rated as 4.75/5

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    10 lens-club.ru user rated as 4.3/5

  5. Ebay.com Sep 14, 2016

    sharp and lightweight very good lens sharp,small size,fast focus and loghtweight.

  6. Ebay.com Feb 23, 2017

    Minolta AF 100-200 This is an excellent lens which can without restriction be used on any SLR cameras SONY. I want to believe that someday there is a man who can revive the MINOLTA company and its legendary optics !

  7. Ebay.com Sep 25, 2018

    Great price, sharp, good build, terrible focusing distance Even bring old, the item I bought operates without issues, glass is clean.
    Pictures are sharp, for the price it’s a very good lens.
    Autofocus performance is reasonable but a bit noisy, manual focusing is so so.
    The main issue with the lens is the minimum focusing distance – it’s very poor.

  8. Ebay.com Dec 29, 2016

    Light & small bargain If you want to travel light with a full frame kit you can’t do better than this on an a7 series camera with adapter. IQ is excellent at f5.6 & above. Add a Maxxum 35-70 f3.5-4.5 and you’re good to go. Can’t imagine a smaller FF package.

  9. Ebay.com Dec 28, 2021

    Love the Minolta lenses Super sharp on my Sony

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