Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by w1ggy

reviewer#7707 date: Jul-22-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.9
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 70-300dg
price paid:£50
positive:Love this len,s i had the sigma 70-300dg before and this is far better ,light sharp stopped down abit nice colour , good lens
negative:Hunts like hell poor af ,other than that its ace .
comment:I use this on my sony a380 i had the sigma 70-300dg before and this is far far better , lighter sharper and give better colour and alot less cro/ab.The sigma kicks ass on the macro front i do miss that alot,but on the whole the minolta is a superb len,s and i dont think in the price range for a 75-300mm zoom you will find a sharper one . My mate has the shockinly poor tamron 70-300 the cro/ab and flair are nasty ,if you must buy a new lens for your sony , get the 75-300 sal its this rebaged ,or the sigma ,the tamron is awfull.Id recomend this len,s all day long to anyone on a budget,its a good zoom even stays quite sharp at 300mm ,i tend to use mine around the f8 mark or above but will retune a nice image at f5.6 upto 200mm.Anyway under £100 its a very good len,s.As for the poor af manual focus it works a treat nice big focus ring on it too ,JOB DONE .

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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