Oldie Minolta APO vs Tamron or Sigma for A850

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stan_pustylnik Veteran Member • Posts: 3,946
Oldie Minolta APO vs Tamron or Sigma for A850

Has anyone experienced of handling and comparing oldies Minolta 100-300mm APO or 100-400mm APO lenses to modern Tamron 70-300mm USD or Sigma 120-400mm APO on FF body?

My Tamron 70-300mm USD gave up in AF reliability after 5 years of use, I use it mostly in manual mode now for landscape or telephoto-isolation shots.

Not sure if I need to get anothether Tamron 70-300 USD, or oldie Minolta 100-400mm APO or Sigma (will give me extra reach)

My budget doesn't allow new Sony FF lenses.

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