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

reviewer#10362 date: Jul-6-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 70-300mm USD
Minolta Maxxum 70-210mm f/4
Minolta 135mm f/2.8 AF
Tamrom 90mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1
price paid:$50 at Craigslist
positive:sharp
good bokeh
built quality
reliable
AF speed
inexpensive
AF limiter
infinity limiter
negative:Purple Fringing - very bad
heavy.
comment:As inexpensive telephoto zoom lens - it is good find.
This lens is heavy-built like a tank. AF is fast on FF A850.
Bokeh is good - as BC lens. Sharpness is good up to 250mm, detail becomes little softer at 300mm.
Minimal focus - very good.
Only issue that seriously drove me crazy - Purple Fringing. I couldn't use this lens in contrasty conditions because of PF.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 82
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.84
  • build: 4.89
  • distortion: 4.57
  • flare control: 4.18
  • overall: 4.60
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