Summary: I had a reasonably good experience with this lens. It's light weight, the image is very sharp for a APS-C lens, and the zoom range is very convenient at a decent speed. However, after a 2 1/2 years of normal use, the lens became blurry and the action sticky. I returned it to Sony for repairs, and they quoted me $227 on top of the shipping charge, so just under the cost of a new one.
It was dirt cheap and gives me the longer focal lengths for video with my A99V
Patrick M. Racey, Amazon
28 November 2013
Summary: It was dirt cheap and gives me the longer focal lengths for video with my A99V but it is not quality--but I think I only paid $125 for it so it was still a good value. This is not a pro lens by any stretch but will get you a longer tele look without spending the bank.
Good for amateurs (like me). Not so good for professional use
Oscar Cespedes R "ocero14", Amazon
12 September 2013
Summary: The lens is good but when you use it in a very iluminated place at the maximun zoom you will see kind of purples dots that appears into the picture (like a little purple dots). For amateur use is ok. We received what we paid.
OK lens when you are not shooting in direct sunlight
S. Smith, Amazon
6 December 2012
Summary: I've been having an unexpected problem with a lot purple fringing with this lens. I live in Arizona where the sun is very intense. I plan on trying to shoot with a filter to see if that will solve the problem. The photo of the horses mane on wikipedia (key word: Purple fringing) shows exactly what has been happening to some of my photographs. Otherwise, I have gotten some really great shots with this lens.
Summary: This is a great lens, and the zoom is amazing, but I did not realize when I bought it that the auto features would not work when using it with a converter for my Sony Nex camera. The good side of this is that it has forced me to learn more about the manual settings on my camera........
Summary: This repackaging of the Konica-Minolta 75-300 is a solid performer, at a reasonably good price. If you like to stay with the camera manufacturer's own products, then you'll not be disappointed. Packaging includes the front & rear caps; lens shade & 1 year warranty. Keeping in mind that the KM lenses came out well before any digital SLRs from that brand, you might want to check out the Tamron 70-300 LD Di zoom.
Average lens for an average price, Good as a starter lens
Loves Home Decorator, Amazon
1 March 2008
Summary: Nice starter lens to get long ranges but does not perform well in lower light, as it was not designed to. I got this with the ALpha 200 kit for an extra $100 and it was worth that for sure, but if you are spending $200 or more, I would go with a walkaround lens 28mm to 300mm, you'll use it more and can usually find something decent for around $300. If you are getting as an add on and are on a budget, this is a great lens and will fit lots of situations.
Summary: This lens is not bad at all for the price, but it can only be considered a "kit lens" which is fair enough considering that's what it is.. The build quality is reasonable enough, it's plastic but relatively light because of it. The image quality is not particularly brilliant, and if you're looking to take a lot of shots perhaps of wildlife or anything fast moving then be prepared for a lot of lens "hunting" whilst the camera tries to lock on focus.