Minolta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 A-mount lens review by chriseen
|chriseen#9186 date: Jun-28-2011|
flare control: 5
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||24mm f2,8 |
50mm Macro f2,8
100mm F2,8 macro
|price paid:||250 euro|
|positive:||Build like a tank|
Sharpness, very sharp in this range, sharpness is excellent
Good, smooth Bokeh
Nice minolta glass colours
Very good contrast
Better to use a third party extend-able rubber lens hood to avoid any flare.
|comment:||This has been an interesting and rewarding purchase. |
This is the lens that should have always had the reputation that was attributed to the Beercan.
It is simply brilliant.
It is sharp,very sharp with magical colours & bokeh, snappy focusing and fast for a 300mm lens.
It is finally getting to that stage.
It is simply better .
It ‘s as sharp as the beercan, and even the minolta D , With flash at f9 - 16 astonishingly sharp for portraits at 150-300mm (looks like macro) .
This is a truly versatile lens.
While at extremes of range it can be soft if not stopped down a little, it matches the Beercan within the Beercan's "sweet spot" range and allows extra length if needed .
I like this lens a lot, I bought it to compare with an the 70-210 f/4 and my tests indicate that this lens is sharper than the 70-210 Beercan and the contrast seems better.
But your results may be different.
The focus limiter switch is another benefit that the 70-210 lacks.
So the focus limiter allows a faster AF than the beercan.
Great lens. Sturdy. Very nice bokeh, very good sharpness, suberb color rendition.
So this "big beercan" : It does not disapoint !
I am happy to found out a specimen of this lens in mint optical condition.
If you can find one go for it, JUST BUY IT !