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

reviewer#9078 date: Jun-3-2011
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.7
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:MINA 70-210 F 4.0
MINA 24-105 D
SONY 55-200
price paid:84,00 EUR (used)
positive:light weighted, small, nice colours, macro option, 55mm filter diameter
negative:not really sharp, slow AF
comment:I bought this lens in good faith as an APO version because it was advertized and depicted as such (which it was definitely not). The first test pictures were somewhat disappointing, however, in particular in conditions of dim light.
In bright light with apertures of F8.0 and above the results are not so bad yet.
I will try to get an APO version of this lens instead.

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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