Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by CKL

reviewer#20402 date: Oct-31-2015
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 2
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.2
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:- Beercan 70-210
- Kitlens 55-200
price paid:part of kit
positive:- First impression, what an ugly lens... however it's quite ok
negative:- None
comment:Got this more then 17 years ago (omg.. is it so long ago) and today did a test of all the telezoomlenses I got. I tested it at the back of my house, making shots of my back neighbours 30 meters away.
It's not bad if you skip the first stop. It's sharper than the kitlens (which surprised me), but the beercan is sharper (except the end).

At 300mm it's softer, but it's still descent.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 47
  • sharpness: 3.89
  • color: 4.17
  • build: 3.66
  • distortion: 3.98
  • flare control: 3.74
  • overall: 3.89
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