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Keywords: Konica Minolta Tele Prime 35mm APO


Pirate77

Registered: March 2012
Posts: 1
Konica Minolta 300mm f/2.8 APO G AF review by Pirate77
Review Date: 6/13/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $1,755.32| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Build Quality IQ/Sharpness Colours/Bokeh, Fast AF Speed, 2x Focus Hold Buttons, Focus Range Limiter
Cons: Tripod mount leg too close to body (non removable), A shade slower with a TC fitted, Cover to manual adjustment ring easily opened

My findings and comments are based from use on a full frame 24MP Sony Alpha A850. I hope this review gives potential buyers a greater insight based on my findings and as you'll see, comparisons to others lenses I've owned have been made as well as the positives and negatives (my opinion only).


Comments:


It's already been said before; what a superb lens, but it oozes quality. My copy came supplied with 5 rear drop-in filters, rear cap, front hood, lens strap, alloy lens box, front CLR filter and original box.


This lens is everything you could hope for in a fast prime. Light enough to hand-hold (though a monopod/tripod support would be recommended and hand holding will require a certain degree of arm strength), the hood is not too long when fitted to a FF body to cause any vignetting and images are tack sharp with superb colours and buttery smooth bokeh.


An absolute 'must have' or the Mk 1 APO version. If your funds are limited I would recommend the Sigma AF 100-300/4 EX DG (IF) APO, but this Minolta prime lens just makes most others look lame by comparison in all departments.


Difficult to write a formal review as the image results it gives speak for themselves. So, if you're in need of arguably one of, if not THE best of the 300/2.8 tele/primes and you have the funds, it's a 'no brainer' . . . go get one.


 






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