Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by slarty54

reviewer#39937 date: Sep-21-2017
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 1
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 2.6
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:100-200 f4.5
price paid:25 aud
positive:Cheap
negative:Plastic front element and other elements maybe
comment:I tried to undo front ring to remove front element with a lens caliper spanner. It was unbelievably tight and the spanner slipped, whoops!
A deep gouge across the lens and now I know it ain't glass, it's plastic so clean carefully.
What did you expect for the price? Real glass?

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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