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Old Dec 23, 2006, 12:36 PM   #11
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It islikely to find a camera with 50 1.7 lens on ebay for less than the lens alone, as this was the kit lens included with many AF film cameras.

I purchased a excellent Maxxum 7000 with bag and 50 1.7 for about $50.00.


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Old Dec 23, 2006, 12:40 PM   #12
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Yep.... I got a Maxxum 7000 including a 50mm f/1.7 AF Lens and an 1800AF flash (with manuals, too) for a buy it now price of only $49.

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It islikely to find a camera with 50 1.7 lens on ebay for less than the lens alone, as this was the kit lens included with many AF film cameras.

I purchased a excellent Maxxum 7000 with bag and 50 1.7 for about $50.00.

I picked up a second one on EBay with a Buy it Now of 14.95 and 7.95 shipping. Didn't really need it but the price was right and it is in excellent shape
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I didn't read through the whole thread so I don't know if someone has posted this yet or not, but I've got the Minolta 28-75 f/2.8 and I've found that it works great for portrait work. No if I were doing professional work I might go for a prime in the 75-85 range with a bit bigger aperature but since I'm not, the constant 2.8 gives me a pretty shallow DOF an it a great lense.

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I didn't read through the whole thread so I don't know if someone has posted this yet or not, but I've got the Minolta 28-75 f/2.8 and I've found that it works great for portrait work. No if I were doing professional work I might go for a prime in the 75-85 range with a bit bigger aperature but since I'm not, the constant 2.8 gives me a pretty shallow DOF an it a great lense.
It's pretty good, especially considering it's a zoom lens. Indoors in low light I prefer the 50mm 1.7.

You might consider the Tamron 90mm 2.8 as a prime. Great results and affordable, especially the non-DI version. It's a little bigger than I like to use indoors, so the 2.8 is more than adequate for my needs. I would say the same would hold true for primes in the 75-85 range unless you are working in very large rooms and are trying for a more candid approach. Then maybe longer/brighter might be more useful.
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I think I am going to go with the 50mm f/1.7. Now the problem is finding one. I am hesitant to buy from someone on ebay because what might be good condition for them may not be for me. I saw the package deals for a 7000 but no "buy me nows" at low prices. I did find a demo one at an online camera store and I think I am going to go with that one - I hope it is a newer model lens. I'll have to take the monetary hit for a little bit of security. It is impossible to find a brand new one. I don't think I can go wrong with it though. I am happy with my setup now with this lens almost in hand.

Thanks for your help.

P.S. I have attached a picture that I took of my daughter at lunch time with my 5D and my 100mm f/2.8. I love this lens. I just hope I can get similar results with my new(used) 50mm.
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Old Dec 27, 2006, 11:08 AM   #17
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The 50mm/ f1.7 is great, but in tight quarters, the kit lens isn't too bad....



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I USE AN OLD MAXXUM 35-70 1:4



I RARELY NEED A BIGGER AP ANYWAY. IT LIMITS YOUR DEPTH OF FIELD TO MUCH ANYWAY...GOOD IF YOUR TAKING PICTURES OF PAINTING BUT THATS IT
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