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

reviewer#7919 date: Sep-1-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Konica Minolta 75-300mm F3.5-5.6
Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD MACRO
price paid:200 USD(used)
positive:Sharp, nice colour for the price paid. Solid body, built like a tank. Smooth bokeh.
negative:Heavy, lenght, the lens hood can' be remove or clip on while front cap is on its place.
comment:I got this lens from ebay in reasonable price ($200 USD).It is very sharp when the aperture is above F5.3. A bit soft on the edges when the aperture is wide open (depends on the sunlight). Nevertheless the lens is great for the price I paid. The solid metal body is built like a tank (could be used as a self protection weapon I suppose). Smooth bokeh even better than its succesor. I am definitely pleased with my copy (like new no signs of use at all!!)

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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