Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 D A-mount lens review by derekw
|derekw#9678 date: Dec-7-2011|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 75-300 big beercan|
Minolta 75-300 New
Minolta 75-300 II
|price paid:||41 GBP like new|
|negative:||Poor AF, especially in low light|
Feels and looks cheap - although it is!!
|comment:||The ratings are correct - this is the worse of the bunch of Minolta 75-300s - BUT my copy isn't that bad.|
Usably sharp wide open across the range, it sharpens up with stopping down without ever achieving the excellent sharpness of the Big Beercan or New lenses. I may have a good copy and the reviews below suggest big variations between individual samples.
Very poor autofocus. Some PF at longer focal lengths.
Seems more comfortable when used for close up subjects.
Conclusion - good value for money if on a tight budget but the 75-300 New wont cost a lot more.