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Old Feb 26, 2007, 11:33 AM   #1
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Am I right in assuming the Sony 75-300 is a rebadge of the Minolta 75-300 lens? C. W.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 3:23 PM   #2
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The 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Zoom has gone through a number of modifications while Minolta had it, but, yeah, it looks like the Sony version is the latest Minolta version with a heavier nameplate.

Konica Minolta Site:
Lens AF 75-300mm/4.5-5.6 (D)
Elements/Groups 13/10
Angle of View 32°-8°10'
Minimum Focus 4.9feet
Minimum Aperture f/32-38
Filter (dia.) 55mm
Dimensions (dia.x length) 2-13/16x 4-13/16inches
Weight 16-1/4 ounces

Sony Site:
75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Compact Super Telephoto Zoom
Ideal for portraits, sports, long-distance subjects
Compact, lightweight design for comfortable shooting
Long 4X zoom for greater flexibility in composing shots
Close-up shooting -- as near as 5 feet to the camera
Circular Aperture for pleasing defocused effects
Focal Length – 35mm Equivalent: 75 – 300 mm
Focal Length – APS: 112.5 – 450 mm
Angle of View – 35mm Equivalent: 32゚- 8゚10'
Angle of View – APS: 21゚-5゚20'
Min Focus Distance: 4' 11" (1.5 m)
Aperture – Maximum: f4.5 – 5.6
Aperture – Minimum: f32 - 28 (I think this is a typo. It should probably be f32 - 38.)
Maximum Magnification: 0.25X
Lens Construction: 13 elements in 10 groups with 7 aperture blades
Filter Diameter: 55 mm
Dimensions: 2-13/16 x 4-13/16" (71 x 122 mm)
Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz (460 g)
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