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

reviewer#7879 date: Aug-27-2010
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:70-210f4 beercan, 100-400 f3.5-6.7.

NIKON 70-300 VR + D700.
price paid:185 USD
positive:Sharp and cheep performance.
No vignetting vide open!
negative:heavy and big
comment:This is my "beercan" on my A900, as beeing used to the 70-210 on APS-C cameras this gives more range on FF. I am very satisfied with this lens, and this is the 2nd I have. The other with very much lower number was not as sharp. Compared to the NIKON combination it is sharper all over specially wide open and at 300mm on my A900.

These are more seldom these days and the SONY 70-300 is better in all aspects, but 3-4 times more expensive.

If you are on a budget this is a nice cheep 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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