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

reviewer#3434 date: Apr-6-2008
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.7
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.
price paid:180 USD (new)
positive:Inexpensive.
negative:Not very sharp at 300mm
Purple fringes.
Build quality.
comment:An inexpensive zoom lens, I purchased it because I wanted the 300mm focal length. It can be quite sharp when stopped down, but more often than not, I have been disappointed. The beercan is better, but only goes to 210.

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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