Minolta AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens

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Sony AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
Key features
Maker: Sony
Application: telephoto zoom lens
Technical data
Type: Zoom
Focal length: 75-300mm
Frame coverage: 32.1°-8.2°
Aperture (max/min): f/4.5 - f/32
Construction: 10 groups / 13 elements
# Diaphragm blades: 7 circular
Close focus distance: 1500 mm
Max. magnification: 1/4
Physical
Weight: 460 g
Filter diameter: 55 mm
Accessories
Lens hood: bayonet, round
Angle of view
Horizontal: 32.1°-8.2°
History
Introduced: 2006
Retail info
MSRP US$ 229.95

Originally produced by Minolta, and currently produced by Sony, the AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6, is a telephoto zoom photographic lens compatible with cameras using the Minolta AF and Sony α lens mounts.

First Generation[edit]

The first generation body is made of metal. There is a focus limiter switch to speed up focusing. The lens and the Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4 lens are colloquially known as the "big beercan" and "beercan" by Minolta camera users because their lens shape and size closely match the proportions of a typical aluminum beer can.

Second to Third Generation[edit]

The metal body is replaced by a plastic body. Consequently, the lens is much lighter. The second generation has a focus hold button. Starting from the third generation, this lens is produced in black or silver color.

Fourth Generation[edit]

The new D type supports ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering function.

Fifth Generation[edit]

After Sony purchased the Minolta Camera Division, this lens was re-released under the Sony brand. The Sony lens retains most of the Minolta design but comes with a new look.


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