Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by diveasia
|diveasia#4476 date: Dec-6-2008|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|price paid:||66 euro! (mint)|
|positive:||Cheap and light!|
surprisingly fast AF
great minolta colours
Very sharp stopped down
|negative:||nothing, considering the price!|
|comment:||For this price, nothing can beat this lens! I used it om my Alpha 300. I was really surprised when I bought this lens. VERY sharp in daylight, sharp at night stopped down. Even without flash it gives more than average results indoors! Awesome minolta colours (blows away the sal 1870 kitlens here).|
VERY fast and smooth AF. Only at 280-300 it can hunt a bit, and you need to zoom out and back in. No problem for me.
A bit slow, goes to 5.6 very quick, but this is normal for a non prime tele. Feels a bit cheap because it is in plastic.
Don't know why it gets bad reviews. You can not compare this lens with a prime. Maybe I got lucky and got a great copy. A must have if you do not have the money to buy a prime....but then again, does an amateur really need a prime?