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

reviewer#7697 date: Jul-17-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
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:Sigma 75-300 APO
Minolta 70-210 Beercan
price paid:200 USD (used)
positive:
missing
negative:Very soft above 200 mm
comment:Can't elaborate much on the other reviews for positves and negatives, just want to get my numbers into the overall average.

This lens is sharper AT OR BELOW 200 mm than the Sigma and Beercan. My particular copy is VERY soft above 200 mm, and worst at f8, better at f22 or f5.6 (kind of a surprise). The sigma would be a better lens to use above 200 mm, and this lens below 200mm.

Having said that, the images are still usable above 200, just don't try to crop them...

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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