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

reviewer#7264 date: Apr-8-2010
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:Min 80-200 f/2.8 HS G
Min 200mm f/2.8 HS G
Min 500mm f/8 Reflex
Sony 70-300G
Sony 70400G
price paid:1800 USD
positive:great sharp, fast lens.
great colours
negative:size
weight
$$$$$
comment:I love it.

Though this is not the HS version of the lens, the AF is very fast. I have tried it with a 2X TC= lots of hunting. The 1.4X is fantastic on the A77 (it is better than the SAL70400G).

I will soon have to rid myself of the Sony 70-300G (done) and the 500 Reflex.

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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