Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by anthony566

reviewer#5187 date: Apr-7-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Sony 75-300
Sony 18-250
price paid:Ł53
positive:Light & fast on my A350 and very sharp upto 250mm. The focus hold button works fine on my A350.
negative:could always be faster & sharper.
comment:Picked this up while kicking around on evilbay to feed my lense addiction, when it arrived i could'nt belive how much like new this lens looked and for me looking at the build year 1988 Minolta really knew how to build lenses. My advice is if you are trying to stick to a bugdet then look at the older Minolta lenses rather than go for the new Sony,Sigma & tamron's. The test photos I took in my garden were bright light and full of colour not bad for a 21 year old lens.......

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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