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

reviewer#11312 date: Aug-17-2013
sharpness: 2.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 35-105 3.5-4.5 early
price paid:£90
+light and compact
negative:-Sharpness, soft
comment:Not a good lens on sony full frame

@ f11 @ 100mm this lens is ok just maching my Minolta 35-105mm wide open. stoped down 1 stop the 35-105mm is much better
At wider apertures it is soft away from the center.

@200 sharp in the center at f8/f11
@300 it is not even good in the center.

I sold it a week after I got. Ok if you do not want to print larger than A4.

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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