Minolta AF 300mm F2.8 APO A-mount lens review by wolfy
|wolfy#4111 date: Sep-18-2008|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 200-400mm|
Minolta 80-200 HS APO G
Sigma 70-300mm DL
|price paid:||1950 USD|
Relatively fast on A700
Works well with a good teleconverter
|comment:||Got this one cheap on ebay because others were fighting on two less well cared for 300mm HS models.|
For the money, this is a fantastic lens, sharp almost from wide open (were it is still very good), produces great colour and contrast. Sure not the lightest lens, but I have succesffully used it hand held, just keep it above 1/100sec.
Beats my old Sigma 70-300mm hands down, no comparison, and provides the reach the 80-200mm couldnt. Definitely sharper than my old Tamron 200-400, and faster focusing than it was.
PS: It might not be the HS model, but focus speed is very good, its a bit faster than my 600HSG and a bit slower than the 80-200HSG. Im keeping this one, awesome for the price they can be bought for.