Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 APO A-mount lens review by pcarmalt
|pcarmalt#7230 date: Apr-1-2010|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 55-200 F4-5.6 (APS-C)|
Minolta 70-210 F4
Sony 100 F2.8 Macro
|price paid:||GBP 170|
|positive:||+ Compact and lightweight|
+ Good colour
+ APO works....lack of CA
|negative:||- Soft. Need to stop down to f/8, even then not as sharp as beercan|
- Bokeh not as smooth as beercan
- Doesn't have the same 3d look as beercan / 28-135 etc
- VERY slow AF, slower than beercan.
|comment:||I didn't really warm to this lens. |
The first mistake I made was comparing it at 100mm to my 100 Macro :-)
I took this lens on two holidays and I don't think I printed a single photo taken with this lens... it just seems to be missing the beercan magic.
Then I compared my beercan + Kenko 1.4x TC to this lens and realised I could always turn my beercan in to a 100-300/5.6 with better performance, so there was no point in having this lens.