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

reviewer#8696 date: Feb-25-2011
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
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 AF75-300 New
price paid:260 USD (Used)
positive:-Not too heavy
-Solid build
-Sharp temtped to give it f6.3-7.1
-Nice Bokeh
-No distortion
-Very tiny CA after f6.3-7.1
-55mm filter size (cheap filter)
negative:-Not sharp at longer (200-300mm) focal lengths and CA, even after f7.1-8
-CA when open snd a little bit soft at 100mm when open (f4.5-5.6)
-Focus Hold a little small
comment:More sharpest, than Minolta AF75-300 New, but need to give it f6.3-7.1.
Accordingly, in non sunlight weather or in the evening, is not recommended

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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