Minolta AF 300mm F2.8 APO G HS A-mount lens review by infrastellar

reviewer#1056 date: Aug-1-2006
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:havent nothing comparable
price paid:
positive:Extremly sharp
negative:weight... but this is pro
comment:I have bought this lens used. Enjoyed a lot the sharpness, fast focusing, and excellent briliant pictures. Even used with TC2x minolta APO II, brings stunning results. Yes, its big and heavy, and often abandoned in my house, because I just didnt want to carry this lens. But when it comes to wildlife and really shooting from far away,... this lens comes to do the job.

Another shot with original minolta TC 2x, cropped:

If you can, take it and give it a try. If its heavy for you, you will sell without loose. Enjoy.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 24
  • sharpness: 4.71
  • color: 4.88
  • build: 4.92
  • distortion: 4.92
  • flare control: 4.63
  • overall: 4.81
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