Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 APO A-mount lens review by Freddan_6

reviewer#11754 date: Apr-5-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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 4.5-5.6 Big Beer Can
Minolta 70-210 4 Beer Can
Minolta 80-200 2.8 APO
Tamron 200-400 5.6
price paid:1100 SEK = 122€
positive:Sharp, small, lightweight
negative:Build is a little bit worse than the original beer can series. Zoom creep. Some flares.
comment:A tiny bit sharper than any of my 2 copies of Big Beer Can. Small, Some Zoom Creep. Just as sharp as the 80-200 APO. Nice colors. Very little distortion. Some flare problems. No vignetting on APS-C sensor.

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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