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

reviewer#4241 date: Oct-14-2008
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 3.3
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:Sony 70-200/2.8 G
price paid:Ł130 (new)
positive:Cheap lens with good range.
Performs better than you think stopped down.
Not too heavy to carry around.
negative:Its a budget lens, so not great.
Quality suffers wide open, which is a problem at the 300mm end.
Not designed for digital as far as I am aware.
comment:My version of this lens I have had for around 8 years, bought new to use with my film body at the time (2xi).

This lens is a great deal for the price, especially with the current second hand prices. Its not comparable to the more expensive lens's, but for someone new to Alpha mount wanting a longer zoom than the kit lens this lens is a good buy.

The quality is not superb, but for the price its very good, and with film I have had many happy years of shooting before I was fortunate enough to upgrade to a G lens.

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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