Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by Freddan_6
|Freddan_6#9889 date: Feb-5-2012|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 70-210 F4|
Minolta 100-300 F4.5-5.6 APO.
Tamron 200-400 5.6
Minolta 80-200 2.8 APO
|price paid:||1200 SEK = 136€|
|positive:||Sharp and good colors.|
|negative:||Heavy. not perfect flare control. Noisy. Zoom creep. Good but not perfect sharpness|
|comment:||Very sharp when stopped down to at least 7.1 at 300mm. Good for birding, Sometimes the autofocus is noisy. In bad light it might hunt. Sharp. Very nice colors. I bought a new copy of this lens after the helicoil of the first broke. Same sharpness between the two copies. |
At 75-250 mm it is sharp full open.
At 250-300 mm it needs some stopping down to get fully sharp.
After stopping down to f:7.1 it is sharp in the center. The 100-300 APO has the same sharpness at f:5.6
Much sharper than Tamron 200-400.
Less prone to flare than the Tamron. Very little distortion. No vignetting on APS-C sensor.