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

reviewer#29642 date: Jul-30-2016
sharpness: 1
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 1
overall: 2.6
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 100-400
Sony 18-135
price paid:$70USD (used)
negative:Extreme CA
Soft - esp towards 300mm
Focus is slow with some hunting
comment:From 100-200mm when stopped down, sharpness approaches acceptable. The worst problem is that, with any contrast in the scene, the flare & CA are terrible. Of course careful correction will get rid of most of the problem but that just improves things from comic to merely unacceptable.

Maybe mine was a bad example...

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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