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Old Oct 11, 2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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I think I managed to score big: a350 with the kit lens at BestBuy (floor model) for $299, Minolta 50mm 1.7 and Minolta 70-210 f:4 (the 'beercan', right?) both for $130 on Craigslist. But I'd like to make sure the lenses are up to snuff. I have two shots I took with the 70-210 today. One with a tripod, one without. Does anyone see anything that might make me regret the lens purchase? (I'm not concerned with composition, etc, just sharpness and so forth).
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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Just a suggestion, make sure you have the lens and camera a good clean, if they did not do that for you.

The kit lens that came with α350 aren't that great generally speaking, they are fine.
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 10:55 PM   #3
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Yes. That's the Beercan.

I think you struck gold.
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 5:42 PM   #4
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Your photo look well focused and sharp to me. I think you have a winner.

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