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Minolta 75-300 D vs Sony 70-300 G2

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The price diff between the 55-300 and 70-300 also because of the 55 being cropped sensor vrs full sensor for the 70.
 



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Originally posted by TomV TomV wrote:

The price diff between the 55-300 and 70-300 also because of the 55 being cropped sensor vrs full sensor for the 70.

The full-frame Sony 75-300 list price was $250 before it was discontinued. The 55-300 is similar in construction to the 75-300. It is a nice, inexpensive kit zoom.

They likely have a better profit margin on the 70-300G. They don't charge much more for the more complicated E-mount OSS lens.

Edited by QuietOC - 25 January 2019 at 22:20
A68 30M 35 50 60M 16-50 16-80 18-55 18-70 18-135 55-200 55-300
A6000 LA-EA1 6.5 16 20 30 50 60 16-50 18-55 55-210
600si: 20 24 28 50 100M 135 24-85 24-105 28-105 35-70 35-105 70-210 75-300 100-200
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moineau, you haven't mentioned how much you're willing to spend.
The 70-300G (and G2) have faster focusing which would be definitely much more useful for birding.
I own a Tokina 100-300/f4 and Sigma 100-300/f4. They're both very good and quite reasonably priced nowadays, used. The Sigma is a bit faster focusing. They both delivery stunning images wide open. You could check out those two as well, if you're interested. They're quite big and bulky, though. They do provide FF coverage so you might be spending for glass you might not quite need.
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