Minolta AF 300mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by MartinM

reviewer#11058 date: Apr-21-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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 used to own this lens
compared to:70-200G
Canon 70-200L IS II USM
price paid:2000 USD
positive:Sharpness
AF
f/2.8
Affordable
Integrated Hood
negative:Weight
No AF-D Support (yet?)
comment:I got this lens in a LN condition. Only slight marks at the tripod mount. The box came with it.

It is fast on my A99 and sharp too. Its 2.8 makes it more versatile 420/F4 (1.4x TC) and 600/F5.6 (2x TC)

The lens is very nice. Sharpness i'ld say is not par with my Canon 70-200L + 1.4TC. The Canon is razor sharp. But still good.

The performance of a 30 year old lens is outstanding ;-)

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 15
  • sharpness: 4.77
  • color: 4.93
  • build: 4.93
  • distortion: 4.93
  • flare control: 4.80
  • overall: 4.87
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