Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by Blitzkri3g

reviewer#9157 date: Jun-19-2011
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.5
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:Sony DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
Sony 18-70mm Kit lens
Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F3.5-4.5
Tamron 55-200mm AF F4-5.6
price paid:150€ Used.
positive:-Sharp up to 200mm.
-Long Range.
-Cheap second hand.
negative:-Losing sharpness above 200mm.
-F5.6 at the far end.
-Generally softer than the Sony/Tamrons.
comment:That was my Zoom lens back when I had the Sony a100.
Built to last.It s been used under rain/dust and
after a good cleaning it was and still is as new!
You could find it cheap as a second hand buy and its
range is amazing.Too bad its so soft especially wide
open.The Sony a100 s resolution didnt help things too.
Its a dependable affordable all around zoom lens,
but dont expect miracles!

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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