Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by derekw
|derekw#10394 date: Jul-18-2012|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Other Minolta 100-300s|
Sigma 100-300 f4.5-6.7
|price paid:||40 GBP used|
|positive:||Very sharp stopped down|
|negative:||CA/PF below f8 at focal lengths above 200.|
|comment:||Can't understand some of the mediocre reviews this lens has received - obviously its hit and miss wether or not you find a good copy. If you do, you won't be disappointed.|
This sample is usable wide open becoming very sharp stopped down above f6.3. Sharp upto 275mm and reaonably sharp at 300 if placed on a tripod.
The colour is superb - Minolta at its best.
Build similar to 70-210 f3.5-4.5 and 75-300 new, which I personally like. (much better than a lot of current budget lenses produced by Sony, Sigma and Tamron)
No noticeable distortion or problems with flare (with hood)