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User currently offlineLHR101 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 15 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

I was thinking about buying a Tamron 70-300mm but wile browsing i found a Sony 75-300 with a 50 pound cash back from sony, both lenses are the same price (excluding the cash back) so is much of a differances between them?


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User currently offlinedvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1801 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 14 hours ago) and read 4272 times:

Hi Tom,

What camera do you have? A300?

I'd suggest skipping both of those lenses and instead try to find an old Minolta 70-210 f/4 Beercan or Minolta 75-300 "Big Beercan." Both are from the same first era of AF glass and are quite good. Though they are used, you will be happy with their quality of build and optical quality too. Going prices for a used beercan are around $175 USD and a big beercan about $250. Not sure how that'd translate into pounds on eBay.

The el cheapo Sony 75-300 is actually the same lens as the Tamron 75-300. I'd avoid both.

From the Mind of Minolta
User currently offlinedl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

I would just save up and fond a good deal on eBay or something for the Sony 70-300 G. I had it before upgrading to the 70-400 and it was a great lens. The 75-300 just isn't the best in quality.

User currently offlinekarel From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Hi Tom,
I have a Minolta 75-300, had it for years but even though I found it ok for slides it seemed to produce very soft digital images at 300mm. Even at f7-8. Ihave just replaced it with a 150-500. It was better at around 150-250mm.
Best wishes Charlie

User currently offlinetomhunk From India, joined Jun 2010, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

hi Tom

I think you should go for Nikon. It has great features and not very costly.

User currently offlinedl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Quoting tomhunk (Reply 4):

it's costly when he already has a sony

User currently offlineMHO From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

I have a Sigma 75-300, and had the Sony SAL75300. I was very disappointed with the Sony lens, by the way. It had worse CA than the Sigma lens, especially at the high end of zoom. The Sigma has a problem with the focus gear stripping when used with the Sony alpha cameras. It's happened to me, and the photo forums have several similar stories.

I just found a Minolta APO lens, 100-300 on EBAY for $177. By the way, thanks for the lens advice, DVINCENT. Now I am testing it out.

It's better to be a little behind than a big ass
User currently offlineHernan From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

I bought the Sony 70-300 and returned it. I bought the Tamron built Promaster 70-300 on E-Bay (70.00 dls) and am very happy with it. My DSLR is a Sony A200. Another option for you!

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