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

reviewer#3032 date: Dec-4-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
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:Sigma 70-300 APO DG
Minolta 70-210 F4
price paid:275 cdn new
55mm filter size.
Entry level telephoto.
negative:Slow, jumps to slowest aperature F5.6 quickly.
Rotating front element.
Average entry level telephoto performer.
Lack of a true macro feature.
comment:This lense is an average performer, as an entry level telephoto lens. It's the same lens as the Sony 75-300mm kit lens. It's fairly well made, and takes reasonably sharp pictures. It's biggest handicap is it's speed. It' jumps to it's slowest aperature speed of F5.6 by about 120mm, compared to a Sigma 70-300mm APO DG, which reaches F5.6 at 220mm, in the same price range. It's minimum focusing distance is called a macro, which it is not. It's really it's closest focus distance magnificaton 1/4, compared to Sigma & Tamrons macro 1/2 magnification.

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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