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

reviewer#2128 date: Apr-8-2007
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.9
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 28-85
Minolta 24-85
Minolta 50/1.7
KM 18-70
price paid:190 EUR (used)
positive:Light, focal range (if you need it)
IQ ok on 100-200 mm range in good light
negative:Chromatic aberrations
Slow AF, hunting
Need to be stopped down to f8/f11 for sharpness
comment:Good IQ on 100-200 range in good light (stopped down to f/9 - f/11).

The chromatic aberrations or bothering me at most at this lens (remember this is the NON APO lens). The AF is slow and hunts a lot.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 31
  • sharpness: 3.73
  • color: 4.23
  • build: 3.77
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 3.81
  • overall: 3.93
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