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

reviewer#1631 date: Jan-10-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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:tokina 100-300 f4
minolta 70-210 f4
minolta 200 2.8
nikon 180 2.8
price paid:
positive:good build
beatiful natural colors
superb sharpness
good bokeh
tripod collar
lens hood
negative:very noticeable CA wide open
slow AF
Af hunts
comment:Theres a LOT of CA when using this lens wide open on the a100. Once you stop down to f5 the CA starts to go. good sharpness from wide open, very sharp stopped down a bit.The sharpness, clarity and color of the images using the a100 and iso 100 is unbelievable. Works very well with sss for distant subjects. Af is somewhat slow for moving subjects and there is also quite a bit of AF hunting on the a100. Have not shot it into the sun much yet to test the flare.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 36
  • sharpness: 4.85
  • color: 4.86
  • build: 4.75
  • distortion: 4.83
  • flare control: 4.78
  • overall: 4.81
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