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

reviewer#4830 date: Feb-10-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 70-210/4 beercan
Minolta 300/4
Sony 500/8 Reflex
price paid:NZD 175 (used)
positive:ADI functionality
Light to carry
negative:Sucks in dust
Silver is conspicuous
comment:This lens is a decent budget-level long telephoto. You won't be thrilled by the photos and you won't be crushed with disappointment.

Not good, not bad, just mediocre. Nice for snapshots if you aren't printing big photos and want extra reach.

I much preferred the using the beercan to this 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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