Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by Epic Win
|Epic Win#10310 date: Jun-19-2012|
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|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||80-200mm f/2.8 HS APO|
|price paid:||100 USD|
|positive:||Cheap, light, disposable. Good bokeh.|
|negative:||CA and speed were the only negatives I experienced|
|comment:||Despite all the negative ratings you will find for this lens, it is capable of producing good pictures in a controlled environment. It is a great lens for a somewhat bright, overcast day. Produces rich colors with the default settings on a KM 7D and probably outresolves the sensor. |
I recommend this lens for travel photography, when you want to keep your kit light and also know the weaknesses of this lens to pull it out when it will perform.
Going over some old pictures taken when I had this lens, close scrutiny reveals that out of focus areas ("bokeh") are nice and creamy wide open. I didn't find an obvious flaw with what I saw.
NOTE: this lens automatically focuses from zero distance to infinity owing to its "Macro" feature, therefore focus hunting can be a frequent problem if multiple surfaces catch its attention.