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Clazy Daze Jun 29, 2006 12:14 PM

A little while ago i was able to get a 75-300 4.5/5.6"stovepipe" lens for my 5D through the pawnshop i work in. Yesterday we got in an almost new Minolta lens, the same as my older lens, but the new version. i am sorely tempted to trade in the oldstovepipe for this newer lighter weight version, but if theolder oneis a better lens i will keep it, and save the bucks on trading for the newer lens.

Is there really much of a difference between my olderlens and the newer Minolta lens?

Thanks! :)







lomitamike Jun 29, 2006 12:39 PM

You mean 70-210mm f/4, right?

Clazy Daze Jun 29, 2006 12:51 PM

Nope, it's a 75-300 mm 4.5/5.6. :)

JimC Jun 29, 2006 1:02 PM

The "beercan" is the 70-210mm f/4, and is one of the more desirable zooms in this focal range.

The 75-300mm f/4-5.6 is not referred to as the beercan (at least not in any Minolta forums I've participated in). But, since it's a nickname, you may find different groups referring to lenses differently. lol

It looks like this lens (75-300mm f/4-5.6) is usually less than $100 in excellent condition (and KEH has several in stock for around $100 with hood and caps now).

The "beercan" (70-210mm f/4) has been selling for about twice as much (or sometimes even more) lately.


Clazy Daze Jun 29, 2006 1:14 PM

my bad...i should have corrected that to "stovepipe", which is more appropriate i think! :O

nooner Jun 29, 2006 8:28 PM

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If it's this first generation 75-300 with the limiter switch, then it's great lens with comparable IQ to the beercan. Hold on to it as they are hard to find. I really like mine.

Clazy Daze Jun 30, 2006 12:20 AM

Thanks nooner! Yep, that's my lens! It looks like i got lucky with that find then! ;)

RavenFalls Jun 30, 2006 4:51 AM

On dpreview.com's KM forum, that particular lens is known as the "big beercan."

JimC wrote:
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The 75-300mm f/4-5.6 is not referred to as the beercan (at least not in any Minolta forums I've participated in). But, since it's a nickname, you may find different groups referring to lenses differently. lol


Clazy Daze Jun 30, 2006 11:40 AM

Thanks Ravenfalls...the dpreview does have several threads referring to it as the "Big" Beercan, with some good information! :-)

RavenFalls Jun 30, 2006 4:30 PM

You're welcome...FWIW, I just purchased the same lens off eBay, and received it this morning. Preliminary tests look quite good indeed.




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