|Position in the lineup|
|Sony 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 (SAL75300)||Jun 2006||⊗|
|Minolta AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 (D)||2001||⊗|
|Minolta AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 II||1999||⊗|
|Minolta AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6 RS||1995||⊗|
|Minolta AF 75-300mm F/4.5-5.6||1986||⊗|
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|Maximum format:||35mm full frame|
|Diagonal angle of view:||32.2°-8.2° (35mm full frame)|
|21.3°-5.4° (Sony APS-C)|
|Lens construction:||13 elements in 10 groups|
|Number of blades:||7|
|Closest focusing distance:||150 cm|
|Type of autofocus motor:||No motor (Minolta/Sony A)|
|Full-Time Manual Focus:||Yes|
|Maximum diameter x Length:||Ø71 x 122 mm|
|Filter size:||55 mm|
Design and Features
The lens barrel is of moderate weight, made of plastic. The lens mount is metallic.
The lens lacks focusing mode switch, therefore you have to set the automatic or manual focus mode from the camera. Direct Manual Focus is available.
The lens uses front filters with standard size of 55 mm which are easy to find. They are also inexpensive.
It should be noted that most lenses of the system have such diameter of the filter thread, that is why if you will purchase additional lens with similar focal length and/or speed, you probably will be able to share filters between them.
The filter thread ROTATES during focusing which does not allow convenient use such types of filters which require a specific orientation (f.e. polarizing and gradient).
The focusing ring rotates during autofocus which looks pretty anachronistic by today's standards. It is strongly recommended not to touch the ring or manually stop its movement because it might result in damage to the lens and/or camera.
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 2 MB|
|User Manual. Multilingual, Adobe PDF, 6 MB|