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

reviewer#8990 date: May-3-2011
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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:Sony 70400
price paid:140 EUR
positive:+sharp up to 250mm
+creamy bokeh
negative:-soft from 250mm to 300mm
comment:It is easy to fall in love with this lens. I like to hold the camera by the lens, which works nicely. Try this with a 70400 if you dare. The colors are fantastic. If you donĀ“t know Minolta colors use this lens to find out. It will make your pictures shine even on a dull day. Sharpness is good up until 250mm. Beyond it you get a soft focus lens for free (see flower picture in forum sample images - it compares 250mm f5.6 to 300mm f5.6). Bokeh is very creamy especially for a zoom lens. There is some CA, though as it is not an APO 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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