Tamron AF 75-300mm F4-5.6 LD A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 4   
reviewer#38890 date: Jun-30-2017
sharpness: 3.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.7
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:More modern 70-300 versions, the D version holds its own in the right hands. Get the better 'NEW' model for sharpest results.
price paid:$40 USD (used)
positive:Traditional Minolta build quality.
negative:Sluggish but accurate AF.
Narrow, clumsy focus ring (like all Minolta glass).
Rotating barrel tube during zooms.
comment:As mentioned above, this is a slow moving zoom for more static subjects. Still, with a Rokunar 1.4X teleconverter, it shoots images that can be spruced up well in LR. I will use it to shoot the solar eclipse in Aug 2017.

Well worth a bargain price for a decent long tele. Practice up well with it and it will make some nice images.
reviewer#773 date: May-11-2006
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:
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price paid:
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positive:cheap
negative:low light
comment:its a cheap consumer lens, relatively close focusing and good sharpness and colour for its price.
reviewer#555 date: Mar-6-2006
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 3.6
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:
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price paid:
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positive:awesome for the price, very nice build, 450mm on maxxum 7D!!
negative:useless for hockey games and indoor events using available light
comment:this is a nice lense for the price if you want to take pictures of squirrels, portraits with high lighting, and the moon...it is useless for hockey games, weddings, and anything else that requires a wide open speedy lense...i got a pretty cool picture of the moon with this lense and a teleconverter (2x), it can be seen on my website...it could be better with a nicer lense, but pretty darn good for a cheap tele!...i also believe it has a nice feel and build, it's just not versitale in any way...but for a photographer that is not practicing PRO work, much enjoyment will be had out of this lense...just make sure you subject is STILL and WELL LIT...
reviewer#459 date: Jan-31-2006
sharpness: 2
color: 3
build: 3
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Anything else
price paid:
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positive:Cheap
negative:Everything else
comment:bought used for 50 bucks. Very, very soft and quite slow. Can be less soft if stopped down a bit, but it's not good to be stopping down at 300mm focal length especially if light is not great. AF misses and hunts. Cheap build.

my reccomendation would be the Minolta 70-210 f/4 or the Minolta 100-300 APO.
reviews found: 4   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 3.13
  • color: 3.50
  • build: 3.75
  • distortion: 4.00
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 3.57

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