Summary: Excellent telephoto lens snaps some pretty crisp pictures. It takes a bit of getting use to for focusing but after a few hours of practice I could focus successfully on the go. I use it for mostly landscape so far and the sunset colors look great over the mountains.
Summary: Got this used lens recently, because I was growing tired of the limited zoom on my Minolta Maxxum AF 35-70mm lens I have for my original Maxxum 600si 35mm Film Camera. Upon receipt I noted the quality of the lens, that the previous owner had taken really good care of it.
Summary: This is probably one of the best lenses I have owned. It is light weight and the optics are excellent. I was very surprised about that when I bought it many years ago. I have used it many, many times on a Minolta Maxxum 9000, Maxxum 9, and Maxxum 7 and, recently, on the Sony Alpha A100 digital SLR.
Summary: I bought this for my QTsi camera. It is a great second lens for this camera. If you want to take professional looking photographs, using this lens with a tripod will give you remarkable results. Be sure to set the camera on the photograph setting.
Summary: I bought this about 2 years ago to take some family pictures. It is a great lens that allows you to get up close and personal with your shots. If you want to get creative, and have a Maxxum, this is a reasonably priced accessory. I use it almost exclusively on my SLR.