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

reviewer#1386 date: Nov-6-2006
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 own this lens
compared to:Minolta 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6
Minolta 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6
price paid:780 USD (used)
positive:This is an awesome lens. Fast-focusing, beautiful color rendition, sharp.
negative:Care should be taken when shooting with strong backlighting--CA shows up wide-open but should be gone by f/8. Focusing suffers when used with a teleconverter (1.4x).
comment:If you like to shoot wildlife or sports but can't afford the f/2.8 long lenses, this is about your only option. Well, there's the 400mm f/4.5 but that's even harder to find. You won't go wrong with this lens.

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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