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

reviewer#10741 date: Nov-30-2012
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta 75-300 New
Minolta 100-300 xi
price paid:140 GBP mint
positive:Sharpness
Minolta Colours
portable
negative:Can't think of any
comment:Like woodmen's review below, my copy of this lens is sharp, and I mean SHARP, at maximum aperture throughout the range.

Wonderful Minolta colours.

Build should be 4.5 because there is nothing wrong with it.

A bit pricy but you get a lot for your money.

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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