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

3.43/5 (7 Reviews)


  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeZoom Lens
    Focal Length75mm - 300mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4.5-f/5.6
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountMinolta
    Closest Focusing Distance58.8 in
    Picture Angle8 - 32 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size55 mm
    Groups / Elements13 Elements in 10 Groups
    Diameter2.81 in
    Length4.81 in
    Weight18.5 oz
    MPNMN75300
    Product ID24944665

Product Description

The Minolta Maxxum 75-300 zoom lens, a perfect lens for sports, portraits and all around picture taking.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Canuck935 a Intermediate from California

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2003

Strengths:    For the money: Good focal length and image quality.

Weaknesses:    Autofocus hunts a lot, slow.

Bottom Line:   
This was the first lens I bought when I first got into SLR photography. I don't use it much, but so far it has been able to satisfy my needs. It has excellent focal length for the price. It does hunt a bit to focus and it is a slow lens, but then again for the price of it you shouldn't expect miracles. I won't be looking to replace it for now, but in the future I will most definitely fork over the cash for something better.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Best Buy

Similar Products Used:   Minolta and Sigma 28-80(Awful lenses), Minolta 50 1.4(awesome lens)

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by firemanmike27 a Beginner from maine

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2002

Strengths:    light,cheap,desent,picture quility

Weaknesses:    slow

Bottom Line:   
i like the lens it is light,good price good zoom a little slow. i think it takes pretty good pics they all come out good with good colr.

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Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

Price Paid:    $229.00

Purchased At:   bestbuy

Similar Products Used:   minolta 35-80 af

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bogun a Casual from Seattle

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2002

Strengths:    Really inexpensive
Focal range
Relatively good speed for a long zoom
Light


Weaknesses:    Tons of autofocus problems
Picture quality not so hot
Platic-feeling and cheap


Bottom Line:   
Not the greatest lens in my bag. The 75-300 has more reach than most tele-zooms that I've used and the speed actually isn't bad considering its range and filter size. It's also really cheap compared to the competition. But a few things about this lens really bother me. The autofocus often has trouble at the longer focal ranges. The lens will slowly focus out to it's max and then back without locking on to a subject. Manually focusing I've had better luck. Also the pictures I've taken with this lens don't appear as sharp or saturated as other minolta zooms, even with a tripod. I've carried this lens for a few years and am finally giving and getting a higher quality G lens. I guess you get what you pay for.

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Duration Product Used:   11-20 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Abe''s

Similar Products Used:   Nikkor 80-200 2.8

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tboz a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2001

Strengths:    Smooth zoom action. Solid feel. Good optics. Low price.

Weaknesses:    Autofocus is loud and sluggish. The rotating front element did not take long to become annoying, especially when using a polarizer. Not much of a Macro lens.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good first zoom lens for Minolta SLRs. It takes good pictures for the price.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $170.00

Similar Products Used:   Minolta 24-105(D), Minolta 28-80

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason McGovern a Intermediate from California

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap price for the focal range
Decent speed with the autofocus


Weaknesses:    Even though they call it a macro lens, it really isn't. Minimum focusing distance is 4.9 feet. A sigma lens with macro function has minimum focus of 3.2 feet for about 40 dollars more.

Bottom Line:   
This lens is great to add to your camera bag for the focal range. By no means is it a professional lens. You wanna play pro? Go buy an APO lens for the cost of a car, otherwise, this is a good deal:) However, do NOT buy this for the so-called macro function(because it really isn't macro). The sigma equivalent with macro function would better suit you. However, since I use the Minolta Maxxum 7 (their newest 35mm camera) I have problems using 3rd party lenses (Minolta only). I'm assuming that's a proprietary move.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $164.00

Purchased At:   B&H PhotoVideo

Similar Products Used:   Quantaray(Sigma) Tech II 75-300 DL W/macro

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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