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Old Nov 17, 2008, 2:15 PM   #1
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This past weekend, the average prices for some Minolta lenses went down a little.

The price for a Beercan is below $200!

The 50/1.7 is back down to $100.

Some 100-300 APOs went for less that $300!

Anything 'G', of course, stayed steady in the astronomical range, but a 100/2.0 went for $731, about $200 lower than the last few went for in the last several weeks.

I've noticed that prices started coming down soon after the introduction of the A900, but it could also bean effect of the economy.

I've even seens some new lenses go for less than the typical retail price, and items with high minimum bids and Buy-it-now prices have gone unsold.
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Old Nov 24, 2008, 4:59 PM   #2
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This past weekend's stats:
  • 70-210mm f/4.0 Beercan:[/*]
    • Sold: 8. Average price: $170.95[/*]
    • Unsold: 3. Average Buy-It-Now or opening bid: $245
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  • 50mm f/1.7:[/*]
    • Sold: 7. Average price: $90.50[/*]
    • Unsold: 4. Average Buy-It-Now or opening bid: $129.73
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No 'G' or other high end lenses sold this weekend that I noticed.
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Old Dec 1, 2008, 8:50 AM   #3
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This past weekend's stats:
  • 70-210mm f/4.0 Beercan: [/*]
    • Sold: 4. Average price: $195.50[/*]
    • Unsold: 1. Average Buy-It-Now or opening bid: $229.27
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  • 50mm f/1.7: [/*]
    • Sold: 12. Average price: $95.34[/*]
    • Unsold: 7. Average Buy-It-Now or opening bid: $121.70[/*]
No 'G' or other high end lenses sold this weekend that I noticed.
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Old Dec 4, 2008, 5:55 PM   #4
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I have been looking at the 50mm 1.7 prices and all buy it now ones are over $129 ish.

Really want to find one around $100 and be able to use the MS Live Cash Back.
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All the Buy It Now prices are too high and the items are going unsold.

You can use that coupon on some auctions, btw. And besides, it's better to buy something with an $85 bid than to get a 10% discount on a $100 BIN. [suB]:-)[/suB]
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please tell me about the beercan lens. thanks.

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Great lens, but a little on the heavy side. Excellent IQ.

Mine is in superb condition and collecting dust since I got the SAL18-250.
This now my do it all lens.


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please tell me about the beercan lens. thanks.

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It is a nice lens and is of course very bulky. I am very happy with the IQ of this lens.

http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/detail.asp?IDLens=48
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please tell me about the beercan lens. thanks.
This is a big (6 1/4 inches) heavy (1 lb. 9 oz.) lens. It is sharp and has a constant f/4.0 aperture throughout its zoom range. The only lens like it is the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L which is white, and costs $600.

It is an extraordinary lens, and is reasonably priced.

You can have my Beercan when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
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Old Dec 5, 2008, 8:38 PM   #10
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what do you use the beercan for?

i'm looking for a wildlife lens. i just bought the tamron 18-250 as my walk around lens (it hasn't arrived yet), which will almost zoom enough for my little pond. i'm thinking that the beercan is not telephoto enough for wildlife pics so, as good as it is, i probably will not get much use out of it.

thoughts?

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