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

reviewer#524 date: Feb-20-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 4
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:70-210 f4, 28-75 f2.8(D), 18-70 AF\DT (kitlens)
price paid:
positive:Nice zoomrange, very usable when trekking
negative:Can be soft whem zoomed to the max
comment:Not bad at all for the price, I payed 45euro for a second hand copy of this lens. Not as sharp as the other lenses I own, but the nice zoomrange is very effective to me. If you're looking for a nice tele with reasonable performance at low costs, this is the one. Lens is prone tot flare. Look for a copy including hood.

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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