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

reviewer#3065 date: Dec-12-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.8
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:100-300 APO
200 F2.8 HS APO G
price paid:1300 USD (mint used)
positive:Fabulous quality
Fast and accurate focus
Just light enough to hand hold
negative:Making adjustments to focus and putting on the hood are clunky medchanical experiences (it's actually quite cute, but hardly efficient).
Bit noisy on the A100
Overpriced (but it's priceless really)
comment:When tracking focus appears quick and intelligent beyond belief at times. Before this, I didn't know a lens could track a kingfisher flying through the jungle from 30-50m away.

To be honest, I haven't really looked at flare control.

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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