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

reviewer#7795 date: Aug-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 own this lens
compared to:Sony70-300G
Minolta 200 APO 2.8 HS with Sony APO 1.4 Teleconverter
price paid:995 USD
positive:Extraordinary detail @ long range on action shots
Precise and quick autofocus
Delicate color rendition
negative:Lens hood a bit cumbersome
comment:I have used Leica M, Leica R Nikon and Canon for 40 years. Contax 645 MF with all Zeiss lenses for 10 years. This Minolta lens with a900 is very special in that company and quite superior color response compared to Canon AF 300 F4 on Canon 1DS. Contax 645 AF 350 is also extraordinary lens but not really comparable in potential applications to Minolta Alpha uses because of weight.

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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