Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by godsakes
|godsakes#10559 date: Oct-4-2012|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I used to own this lens|
|compared to:||Tamron 70-300mm USD|
|positive:||one of the better budget 300m zooms|
|negative:||Quite bulky (long)|
|comment:||This is one of the better budget 300mm zooms, while it's not as good as the Tamron USD the gap isn't huge, the big beercan is only held back by worse CA control and a slight glow to it's images (when pixel peeping), which is to be expected as many lenses of it's generation have those issues compared with modern lenses. |
In the big beercan's favour is the classic minolta colours, exceptional build quality and a AF limiter.
One gripe I do have is this lens is quite long making it awkward to pack in smaller bags.
PS don't be put off by my sharpness rating of 3.5, I've rated the tamron at 4 so I have to rate it lower (only primes have ever got 5s from me)