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Konica Minolta 300mm f/2.8 APO G AF

 
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Buy the Konica Minolta 300mm f/2.8 APO G AF
300mm $1,755
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(From Konica Minolta lens literature) This lens uses AD (Anomalous-Dispersion) glass elements which provides apochromatic correction for top-quality images. Its large maximum aperture enables shooting in low-light situations and its inner autofocusing element provides fast, precise focus adjustment. A focus-hold button is conveniently located on the side of the lens barrel, and adjusting the focusing range is easily done using the focusing range ring.

Konica Minolta 300mm f/2.8 APO G AF User Reviews

10.0/10 average of 1 reviews Build Quality 10.0/10 Image Quality 10.0/10
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  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by (1 reviews)
    Build Quality IQ/Sharpness Colours/Bokeh, Fast AF Speed, 2x Focus Hold Buttons, Focus Range Limiter
    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.

    reviewed June 13th, 2012 (purchased for $1,755)