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

reviewer#6029 date: Sep-11-2009
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 75-300 New
Minolta 75-300 II
Minolta 100-300 APO
price paid:
missing
positive:Colour
negative:CA (lots of it)
No manual focus
Flare problem
comment:I cannot believe this lens is rated almost as highly as the APO.

Sharpness, CA and flare control are major problems. I sold it within a week of testing it. It is nowhere near as good as the others or maybe I just got a poor copy.

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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