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

reviewer#6835 date: Jan-27-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 3
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:
price paid:$550 CDN
positive:Sharp throughout the full range, even wide open is very good
No chromatic aberation
Very light & compact for it's range.
negative:Lens zoom creep (I think some have a lock but not sure)
Bokeh can be grainy
Can hunt a little on focus in certain situations
comment:I wish I had a faster zoom lens i.e. 2.8 at 300 but they are very expensive for a hobbyiest like myself so I'm very pleased overall with this lens.

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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