Criteria to keep Sony 75-300 over Minolta 70-210 F4 Beercan

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Questions thread
mick232 Contributing Member • Posts: 848
Re: Criteria to keep Sony 75-300 over Minolta 70-210 F4 Beercan

MartBob wrote:

I had the chance to find the Sony 75-300 and the Minolta 70-210 F4 at very good price and now Im asking myself witch one should I resale.

I like the Sony because it's a bit smaller because of it's external zoom and the 300mm range is a good plus value.

In the other hand I like the F4 of the minolta all the way to 210mm but since this lens is more for outdoor picture I don't know if I really need it. It's also very big and don't quite fit in my bag

Picture quality are ok in both case nothing extraordinary, even with the beercan. I think that the legend is a little overrated. Im I right ?

What would you recommend ?


Why not keep both? The resale value is pretty low anyway. I have both lenses, and usually I grab the beercan. It is not that much larger than the 75-300. And I certainly wouldn't call the beercan an outdoor lens, in particular not when compared to the 75-300. If you need to shoot indoors, the beercan will be much better.

If you don't appreciate the quality of the beercan when comparing it with the 75-300, you just may have a bad sample. For me, it is quite obvious with lens is better.

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