August 31 2009 - Photo Jottings

August 31 2009


Next up as promised is the Minolta AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 review.  This is a lens that I wanted to like, and hoped would live up to the hype, but in the end, it really seems better suited for the history books.  This lens has loads of color fringing, both axial and lateral.  It sharpens up nicely at F/8 at the long end, and is pretty sharp wide open at 75mm.  It’s a long, heavy lens, as opposed to the lighter and shorter Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6, which turned in about the same performance as the Minolta.  I’d have to recommend the Sony to someone if they were interested in this focal length.  Better yet, forget both of those, and buy the much better Sony 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 SSM G lens.  Note; I re-shot the Sony 75-300mm bokeh crops, so the comparisons are more even. 
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