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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a Sony Alpha A330 so I could use my old Minolta Maxxum lens collection. Well when I used it a little and Annette (my wife) saw the features of the camera, I realized that she could make better use of it than I would. As a result I now have her K100D Super and DA 35mm f2.4 lens and she has the Sony plus a 19-35mm f3.5-4.5 Cosina, 35-70mm f4 Minolta, 50mm f1.7 Minolta, 50mm f2.8 1:1 Macro Minolta and a 70-210mm f4 Minolta (the beercan). She is happy and I now have another 6mp Pentax to replace my recently deceased DL.

She got a lot of gear and I got a lightweight DSLR/lens combo that I really enjoy (K100 with DA 35).

I realize that I could have an excellent full-frame kit with those Minolta lenses and an a99 Sony, but who can afford an a99, for that money I could have a Pentax K5 IIs and still have enough for a good lens.
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Pentax K20D, K7:
DA 10-17 f3.5-4.5 ED [IF], FA 50 1.4, FA 28-80 f3.5-5.6, Tamron AF 70-300 f4-5.6 LD TELE-MACRO, DA 14 f2.8 ED [IF], FA 35mm f2.0 AL, DA 18-55 WR, DA 50-200 WR, FA 28-105 f3.2-4.5 AL [IF], AF-540FGZ

Micro 4/3:
Olympus E-P2 and Lumix G2 with 17mm f2.8, 40-150mm f4-5.6 and Sigma 30mm f2.8, BCL15

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Old Feb 7, 2013, 3:37 PM   #2
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Just an Idea, all those Minolta lenses can be adapted to a Pentax Q with a 5.5 crop factor, get you a super Tele. The Q is now on newegg for $190 orig. $800

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