Last updated: Review & Sample Photos @ CameraLabs (added on 31.01.07)
The Sony SAL75300 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens is a compact and lightweight 4X optical zoom lens for covering outdoor activities and sports action. The lens is also ideal for portraits shot from a relaxing distance, so people won’t be nervous. The lens is measuring in at 2 13/16 x 4 13/16 inch (71 x 122 mm) and Weighing 1 pounds 2 ounces (460 grams).
>> REVIEWS (last updated: 31.01.07)
CameraLabs have reviewed the Sony SAL75300 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens where they rate the lens 70% and write;
“In terms of build and optical quality, the 75-300mm is roughly equivalent to the 18-70mm kit lens, so while it will extend your focal range, it won’t be a step-up in terms of overall quality. The focusing is relatively slow and loud, and the front section also rotates which will annoy users of polarising filters…Ultimately the 75-300mm is a budget lens but performs well for the price. If you bought an A100 with a single lens, it’s well worth considering, although you should also check out the Sigma 18-200mm and Tamron 18-200mm alternatives, along with Sony’s own version. They may not zoom as close, but they do have the convenience of a single lens solution. If you’ve decided the A100’s right for you but not bought it yet though, the twin lens kit sporting the 18-70mm and 75-300mm lenses is a great option. It’ll give you a highly flexible focal range at a low price that’ll suit many photographers for a long time.”
>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 31.01.07)
- Sony SAL75300 75-300mm f4.5-5.6 lens sample Photos @ CameraLabs
>> PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
This compact, lightweight 4X optical zoom lens is a great value and an ideal choice for covering outdoor activities and sports action, even in large stadium locations. Its wide zoom range of 112.5mm to 450mm (35mm equivalent) handles both middle-ground subjects and portraits shot from a relaxing distance, so people won’t be nervous — even captures intimate details and natural wonders close at hand.
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