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Old Oct 13, 2009, 5:35 PM   #1
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Default Question on 35mm SLR and lens

My wife has an older Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm camera with both the default 35-70mm AF lens and an extra Sigma 28-200mm lens AF.

Any idea how much I can sell this for?

I put this on craigslist but I think I asked too low. I asked $25 and i've gotten like 15 emails in one day. Usually a sign it's priced too low.

I am told the lens's will still work with digital SLR camera's.

Thank you for any suggestions.
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 5:51 PM   #2
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The lenses will work just fine on Sony's current Alpha digital SLRs.

You can go to KEH.com and see how much those lenses are listed for there. Minolta made two versions of the 35-70 lens; one had a constant maximum aperture of f/4.0, and the other had a maximum aperture of f/3.5 at 35mm and f/4.5 at 70mm. KEH.com lists the f/4.0 lens in excellent condition with both caps and hood for $89, while the f/3.5-4.5 would probably be about half that. They also list a well worn Sigma 28-200 without caps or hood for $59.

They also list a 400si in excellent condition for $39.

If you list each of them individually for $25, you might do ok, but you may end up with one or more of them unsold. I think I might list the package for $100 and see what kind of ofers I got. I might also list the package on eBay with a low starting bid ($25.01) and let the market decide what it's worth.
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