Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by paso144

reviewer#7492 date: May-26-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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 used to own this lens
compared to:70-210 F/3.5 - F/4.5
beercan
75-300 'new'
price paid:85 euro
positive:Sharp stopped down.
Build quality.
Range.
negative:Weight.
Really prone to flare.
comment:Another classic from Minolta. Very sexy looking but weighing half a ton. Sharpness is ok wide open but only gets real good above F/8 which is too heigh for me. With this kind of zoom range the shutter times will be unusable. IQ is very good with a nice smooth bokeh making the subjects really pop out.
In stead of this gem you might also consider the 75-300 'new' which IQ is as good and is a lot easier to handle.

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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