Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 APO A-mount lens review by chrishoek

reviewer#10504 date: Sep-11-2012
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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 used to own this lens
compared to:75-300mm big beercan
tamron 70-300 ld di macro
price paid:135 euro used
positive:small
well built
sharp until 200mm
negative:Not sharp above 200mm even stopped down to f8.

zoom creep
comment:I have owned this lens for about a year and just sold it. The lens is nicely built, has very good colors , almost no ca but my copy was not sharp from 200mm to 300mm.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 69
  • sharpness: 4.20
  • color: 4.58
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 4.51
  • flare control: 4.26
  • overall: 4.31
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