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

reviewer#7521 date: Jun-1-2010
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.6
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:Sony 70-300G SSM
price paid:40 UKP (new)
positive:Cheap lens which can occasionally deliver a surprise.
negative:Soft at longer focal lengths. You have to work within its limits.
comment:No complaints because this isn't a high end zoom. I've been surprised by how well it can perform under good conditions up to about 210-225mm if you can stop it down to F8. It's light weight and not a big deal to carry around in your bag just in case.

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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