Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by eldonito
|eldonito#1915 date: Mar-6-2007|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta AF 70-210 F4 (beercan)|
Cosina 100 F3.5 Macro
Sigma EX DG 85 F1.4 HSM
D lens -> v. good with flash
Better MF control than older AF lenses
"makes you look like a pro" (friend's comment)
Focus hunting in indoor light levels or less when zoomed in.
|comment:||Nice and lightweight, but doesn't feel cheap. Pleasant colours and good for portraits on sunny days. No problems for MF. Much less CA than the beercan wide open, but soft nonetheless and evident purple fringing, e.g. on flash shots. The softness persists beyond f/8 at longer f-lengths: would recommend f/11 for 300 mm. Hampered by small aperture ratio at the long end, it hunts a lot, especially in low light / indoors.|
At 10 MP, cropped beercan shots from 210mm had more detail than uncropped 300 mm shots from this lens.
Hmmm, a bit of a toy lens, but you get what you pay for!