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

reviewer#8450 date: Dec-25-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 3
flare control: 3
overall: 4.2
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta zoom xi 100-300
Minolta AF 70-210 f4.5-5.6 II
Minolta AF 70-210 f4 Beercan
price paid:1.600.000 IDR
Build like a tank
Focus limiter
negative:Little soft above 200mm
Bad at low light but that is normal
comment:Smooth bokeh and sharp, just like the zoom xi, minus the zoom xi's motorized focus, and that is good.
When you hold it, it is clear that in your hand is the bazooka from the glorious Minolta days. Yes, it is very heavy compared to the zoom xi but that is the "Feel" that I am looking for. Nice bokeh for a lens, neat for a telephoto.

Oh, and the price is just perfect btw. :P

For that, I am crazy enough to use this as my walkaround 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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