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

reviewer#7417 date: May-8-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 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:Beercan
Sigma 100-300MM F4.5-5.6
price paid:350
positive:Sharp
Bokeh
Build
Focus Limiter
negative:Heavy
comment:I bought this in "Mint" Condition, Hood was wrapped in original wrapper. Women I bought it from said she thought it was "unused" Her husband had owned a camera shop and had come down ill. Sounded unlikely until I received the lens. looked Brand New. The gold foil sticker on lens had no fading what so ever. I bought a new Sigma 18-50MM F2.8 and the foil sticker faded from touching after just a couple of uses!!! I had an original beercan lens but I found this lens to be superior in EVERY way. I am simply amazed by it's performance. And after I learned how to use the limiter properly I find the AF to be Fast & Accurate. I HIGHLY recommend this lens!!!

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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