In all my reviews so far through this section I have shared my sincere thoughts about the product in review and I will continue to do so not only in this particular one, but in every review that I hope to write in the future.
Yes, this lens is not sharp by todays standards and of course it does not have an autofocus system to work with, but if it had it wouldn’t cost 399$.
It has its quirks, but it also produces good images.
So, where this lens is targeting and where is stands in the (global) market?
I would say that this lens is ideal for photographers that are new to wildlife photography and don’t want to break the bank to buy a high focal length telephoto lens.
This lens would provide some good results for them to later decide if this genre is for their likings or not.
It is also a very good option for travel photographers, who doesn’t want to carry a lot of gear with them on their trips, keeping their bag as light as possible.
On the other hand, this lens is not ideal for sport photography, as due to the manual focusing, it might be difficult to track and follow fast moving subjects.
But hey, with such a low retail price (for its focal length), it cannot compare to the giant AF telephoto lenses on any camera brand.
Personally as I’m not a wildlife photographer, I like to use this lens mostly on my APS-C cameras to get that extra reach (of 750mm), that on certain occasions is very helpful.