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Old Nov 18, 2020, 5:21 PM   #11
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I'm still waiting on my shoulder replacement surgery after falling down some stairs LAST CHRISTMAS EVE, so I haven't done a lot of shooting in a while either.

I saw that Tamron 70-210/4 lens and was interested, then disappointed that Tamron dropped the K-Mount from their product offerings.

No matter. I still have my Minolta 70-210/4 "Beercan" ($75 used) for my Sony A77 II that I used successfully recently.



I have the Pentax 100/2.8 macro, and the Tamron 17-50/2.8 (unstabilized, which is a superb lens, btw), and that should keep me going for a while (along with the Tokina 100-300/4 and 85/1.8 for my Nikon D7200).
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Old Nov 19, 2020, 8:03 PM   #12
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G'day mate

Lens/s seems to have good sharpness and fine detail comes thu nicely
Corner sharpness (#2) also seems good .... I'd hang onto those "chunks of glass"

not good to hear about your troubles - hope all goes well
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Old Nov 19, 2020, 9:25 PM   #13
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Lens/s seems to have good sharpness and fine detail comes thu nicely
Corner sharpness (#2) also seems good .... I'd hang onto those "chunks of glass"
The "Beercan" was one of the first AF SLR lenses available, and was a fine lens, still revered in Sony/Minolta A-Mount circles, especially on an APS-C body.

I normally use my Tokina 100-300/4 on my Nikon D7200 for shoots like that, but that's a 6 pound combination that I would have had to have held for 40 or so minutes, with my bum shoulder. I opted instead for the A77 II and the "Beercan".

It's nice to have options, and the KP makes my situation even nicer.
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Old Nov 20, 2020, 5:53 PM   #14
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G'day mate

Size & weight plus age is creeping up (on all of us) ..... why these days I mostly take my heavy-duty monopod with me ~ a DIY job made from a painter's telescopic paint handle!

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