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

reviewer#4047 date: Sep-5-2008
sharpness: 1
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3
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 used to own this lens
compared to:tam 17-50mm
sony 18-250mm
min 100-200mm
price paid:L50
positive:compact & light
lack of magic
zoom creep
comment:this is definately the softest telezoom lens i've used and there's no magic to the colours nor brokeh.

all in all a disappointing lens although i wish all lenses were so light & compact. The APO version is still worth your consideration but this version is worthless.

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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