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

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Sony AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
MakerSony
Technical data
TypeZoom
Focal length75-300mm
Crop factor32.1°-8.2°
Aperture (max/min)f/4.5 - f/32
Close focus distance1500 mm
Max. magnification1/4
Diaphragm blades7 circular
Construction13 elements in 10 groups
Features
Applicationtelephoto zoom lens
Physical
Weight460 g
Filter diameter55 mm
Accessories
Lens hoodbayonet, round
Angle of view
Horizontal32.1°-8.2°
History
Introduction2006
Retail info
MSRP229.95 USD

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 optical construction is changed. 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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