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

reviewer#11796 date: Apr-29-2014
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 100-300
Minolta 75-300
Sony 100-300
price paid:
missing
positive:Cheap
Nice colors
Lightweight
Perfect lens for videography with XI motor
negative:Battery eater
comment:At this price, it's good.
I'm more towards videography, with the Xi Motorization, I'm able to get perfect zooming in or out effect.
For picture taking, not bad.
Rather soft but reasonable.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 27
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 4.41
  • build: 4.15
  • distortion: 4.26
  • flare control: 3.85
  • overall: 4.13
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