Minolta AF 300mm F4 HS APO G A-mount lens review by del23

reviewer#12146 date: Feb-19-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.4
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 70-210f4
Minolta 100-300 f4.5-5.6 apo
Minolta 70-300 f4.5-5.6
price paid:Borrowed
positive:Old minolta quality build
Colors
Fast AF
Good lens hood
CA when stop down
negative:Sharpness wide open
CA when wide open
comment:Every thing about that lens is great (if we consider that is 21 years old) but sharpness @f4 is not justifies G rating. Sorry but that is reality. G rating starts @f5-5.6

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 34
  • sharpness: 4.85
  • color: 4.85
  • build: 4.76
  • distortion: 4.85
  • flare control: 4.82
  • overall: 4.83
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