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Old Jul 6, 2005, 10:39 AM   #1
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I have an opportunity of buying some very good used Minolta AF lenses 300 mm 2.8 APO ,80/200 2.8 APO just to name a few.

I enjoy using 35mm especially with my 9000.

Even though the price ,on these lenses,are "used" prices it will still be in the thousands of $$.

What concerns me is that the technology with both the 9000 and these lenses is older.

Does it make sense to buy older technology ,especially thousands of $$, or does one start new ?

New meaning staying with the 35mm format.

Thanks in advance.

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Old Jul 6, 2005, 2:56 PM   #2
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Lenses design have pretty much 'mature' - in fact the two lenses you mentioned are both in the 'G' series, the Minolta 'L' equivalent to the Canon's so they are not cheap either (They are actually white too)

The 80-200 f/2.8 has been updated withthe SSM which is the faster and silent ultrasonic drive, but in term of optic that lens is fine - In fact it was reknown for its sharpness and 'bokeh' over the Canon or Nikon equivalent (just check the Photozone.de site)...

-> You're actually getting a bargain here.
Think about it, combined with the new Minolta 7D you'll have 'Anti-Shake' for all theses excellent lenses for free!!!

FYI - http://www.steves-digicams.com/smp/07032005.html
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