Minolta 100-200 4.5 vs Tamron AF SP 70-200 2.8

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Anders_Nilsson Regular Member • Posts: 326
Minolta 100-200 4.5 vs Tamron AF SP 70-200 2.8

Minnie the Mouse vs Godzilla? Stomped all over? Not quite, look below:

Tamron AF SP 70-200 2.8 at ISO800 f5.6

Below the Minolta:

Minolta 100-200 4.5 at ISO100 f5.6

Ok, the Tamron image was taken at ISO800 but the a99 is FF and anyhow ISO800 hardly affects sharpness in a jpeg, especially since light was ok. Pics taken this morning, full EXIF in pics.

Zoom in and read some text of the standing rolls of roof covering and judge the sharpness Yourself. I find colour quite similar.

I think the Minolta is a great asset for those days when You go out with the a55+16-50 and just want to pocket some extra reach. The Tamron is somewhat sharper if you peep 100% but for a walkaround "just in case" lens the Minolta is a valuable asset. Bought mine for about CNY350 incl shipping.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4 Casio Exilim EX-10 Casio Exilim EX-100 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha a99 +14 more
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