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

reviewer#4371 date: Nov-13-2008
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.8
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:Sigma 28/200 aspherical
Tamron 28/200 XR superzoom
price paid:70 EUR
positive:Lightweight, delivers good images at 200 mm, nice bokeh, colours are warm.
negative:no zoomlock, or it doesn,t work with mine, soft when used at 300 mm, slow AF, only sharp at F8 or more...
comment:I bought this lens a few years ago, second hand for about 70 euro, for my minolta dynax..Now it´s sometimes used on my Alpha 200.. Works at it´s best in good light conditions, at F8, and 200 mm. It feels a bit ´plastic´ but for me, it´s good value for meoney. What i don´t like is that there´s no working zoom/lock on my 100/300..

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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