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Konica Minolta AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 D 35mm Zoom

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $0

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length75mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4.5-f/5.6
    Min Aperturef/38
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance58.8 in
    Picture Angle8 - 32 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size55 mm
    Groups / Elements13 Elements in 10 Groups
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Diameter2.81 in
    Length4.81 in
    Weight16.25 oz
    Product ID20946402

Product Description

Autofocus telephoto zoom lens. D-Series lenses include distance-encoding for improved flash exposure with Maxxum 5 and 7 cameras with 3600HS D and 5600HS D flashes

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gene a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2009

Strengths:    Very sharp images, light weight, meters well with flash.

Weaknesses:    Silver finish has a tendency to scratch easily, but I am not very gentle with my stuff any way.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this lens off ebay for $26.00 and did not expect a whole lot, but I am really pleased. The lens is very sharp and delivers great results even at full telephoto which is 450mm on my Sony A200 with a 1.5 crop. I shoot a lot of tennis and this has proven to be my go to lens. The only time I use my short lens now is for awards pictures.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Sigma 70-300mm, Tamron 70-300mm, Tamron 28-200m

Type of photography:   Sports

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Clemmie a Expert

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2004

Strengths:    * Lightweight

* Cheap for the coverage

* Good Optics for the price range

* Has a Metal Mount - unusual among the recent plastic lenses, and a definite plus for durability

* Uses the same 55mm Filters as a few shorter lenses I have, so I didn't have to add an extra set of specialty filters

Weaknesses:    * It is front-end heavy - which a Maxxum 7 counterbalances nicely, but you may notice it with a lighter camera

* Front element is virtually flush with the front end - so a protective filter is a must (which using a UV filter as protector is a good idea with ANY lens)

Bottom Line:   
Got this as a Refurb. They run $169 or less New.

This is 'kit lens' territory, where the emphasis is on keeping it cheap. Minolta appears to deliver decent optical quality while doing so.

Have tested it so far only on the Maxxum 7, on which it does fine. Your performance may vary, depending on your camera's sensor capabilities. Focusing is pretty quick below 200mm - right in there with my classic 70-210, which is a fairly fast focuser. Between 200 and 300, it will 'hunt' some and fail to lock at times - but this is a characteristic limitation of the AF system, so we shouldn't fault the lens itself.

Expands to fully twice its basic length, in zooming from 75 to 300. With the fairly deep lenshood (included) attached, it can be 'a long little doggie' indeed.

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Price Paid:    $96.00

Purchased At:   Moonbuzz

Similar Products Used:   Several Minolta lenses - including two immediate cousins, the 28-100 D and the 35-80 II.

Type of photography:   Outdoor

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