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

reviewer#8404 date: Dec-14-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Minolta 100-400mm
price paid:2300€ (used)
positive:-Killing scharp
-Fast AF
-Good quality with convertor
2x type II
-nice and real colors
-Focus limiter
-white color (;-))
-manual focus is not easy
-Not scharp with TC 2X!
comment:I very heavy lens, but with the same quality!! ;-)
Not so fast AF, robust construction! compare to the SAL70400 G this AF speed is "slow" (edit 30-01-2011)
It arrived 2-hands in the original box, as new......
thanks to www.dieters-foto-shop.de
In combination with the Minolta converter 2x apo AF type II
gives from f7.1 very good image-quality....the AF works, but much slower ...with the convertor manual focussing is almost impossible.
With the Minolta type II AF APO 2X there is a serious lost of scharpness.... With the SAL14TC, it's ok, but still not that ...
For my the lens combination for sport and nature.

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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