Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by Milan33m

reviewer#5357 date: May-7-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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:MAF 100/2,8 Macro, MAF 70-210/4 Beercan, MAF 28-105/3,5-5,6, MAF 50/1,7
price paid:90 EUR (used)
positive:Good zoom range, not so heavy, quite good AF, have macro option, which takes quite good pictues, famous 55mm filter screw like other ones, hood,
negative:flare, not often sharp,
comment:I would say I use it as equivalent of MAF 70-210/4 Beercan on airshows photography due to its less weight, but it lacks good sharpness and bokeh and handy of Beercan has, my exmaple has proabably easy opening/unrolling from short to longer zoom.

Can somebody compare it in a new review to MAF 75-300 lenses? Is it worth to change it to MAF 75-300? or still keep that one?

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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