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

reviewer#45640 date: Feb-1-2021
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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:Sony 55-300
Konica Minolta 75-300
price paid:£42
positive:Small and lightweight;
Sharp at 300mm
negative:Lens creep
comment:This APO lens is truly a lot better than the KM 75-300 in all respects. Looking at some of the reviews here, I wonder if some have been reviewing the standard lens and not the APO version.
I have tried this lens on the A850 and A68 and they both perform very well with it. The clarity at 300mm is better than the 55-300 on the A68.
This lens will now be my main lens for the A68 and will compliment the 70-400 on the A850.

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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