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The wonderful Minolta 100-300 F4.5-5.6 APO Best quality and value tele for your money.

Firstly a bit of background; I am primarily a landscape photog who does a fair bit of hiking and backpacking, so size and weight become important factors for me in my choice of lens.I don't do a whole lot of wildlife photography unless said wildlife is fairly still.Enter the Minolta 100-300mm APO; which weighs around 1lb and is quite compact, so it's easy to take with me on my hikes.Now of course small and compact is useless if the quality isn't there, but with this lens, the quality is definitely... continue reading

First images with the new lens

I went on a trip with my girlfriend a few weeks ago, which was the perfect time to try out my new Canon 70-200 F4. I really loved the sharpness of the lens and different perspective the 70-200 range gave me. Shooting landscape with this focal range needs some practice though. The shallow DOF means you have to keep checking the F number, so that enough of the image is in focus. This resulted in some great shots, but also some out of focus ones due to operator error ;-)Anyway, some of the images... continue reading

Bought a new lens

After being slightly disappointed with the performance of the Sigma 70-300 APO, I decided to buy a new mid-range to short tele zoom. I especially didn't like the background blur (bokeh) of Sigma. Although I started to appreciate the range of the 70-300, the image in the top right was shot with the 70-300. I never used it much, I'm more of a wide angle user for landscapes. Now, I'm convinced the longer focal lengths can produce very nice landscape photo's as well. You just need to think differently... continue reading

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