Minolta AF 100-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 31    << 1 2
reviewer#324 date: Dec-21-2005
sharpness: 3
color: 4
build: 3
distortion: 3
flare control: 2
overall: 3
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 100-200
price paid:
missing
positive:Reasonable performance for the price.
negative:Not a particularly sharp lens, expecially at the extremes.
comment:Bought this lens around 8 years ago to get more range than my Minolta 100-200. Added range I got, but at the cost of sharpness which really falls off at the extremes. However it
is pretty good in its mid-range and is useful for candid portraits as long as you don't extend all the way out. In summary, a reasonable budget lens but if you're willing to pay more you can certainly get better. I seem to recall some vignetting on my film Maxxums but no such issues on a 7D due to the crop factor.
reviews found: 31    << 1 2

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 31
  • sharpness: 3.73
  • color: 4.23
  • build: 3.77
  • distortion: 4.13
  • flare control: 3.81
  • overall: 3.93

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