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Ericst11 Feb 5, 2011 2:03 PM

looking for a nice minolta/sony birding lens
I Have been looking for a nice birding lens for some time now in the 400mm to 500mm range , I would like to stay in the 500 dollar range. So that means i will have to buy used if i want a good lens. I have been burned with buying a older sigma 400mm prime lens with the AF gear stripping out .But that does not mean i won't buy sigma i just will be doing more research and asking others what they think. I was looking at a Sigma 135-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AF Mt APO Lens has anyone used one of these or could anyone send me in the right direction.
Thank you

TCav Feb 5, 2011 3:55 PM

In your price range (used), the Minolta 100-400 APO, Sigma 150-500, and Tamron 200-500 would also be excellent lenses for what you want to do.

Ericst11 Feb 5, 2011 9:27 PM

Thanks TCav I will have to look at all three of those.

Ericst11 Feb 5, 2011 9:43 PM

Has anyone used one of these
Tokina AT-X 840AF II 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Minolta Sony

TCav Feb 6, 2011 8:37 AM

There are three user reviews forthat lens on See
Tokina - AT-X 840 AF-II 80-400 F4.5-5.6.

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