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Old Jan 20, 2010, 4:24 PM   #1
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can any one tell me about the minolta 70-210 4.5(22)-5.6 the 35-70 4(22) macro and the 28-80 3.5(22)-56 D macro. all three were given to me by my brother. i want to give him something for them but he told me there value was not very high. all three are AF. thanks
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 4:29 PM   #2
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the 70-210 in good working condition is about 140-150 on the use market. It is a very good lens, some on the board high recommend it. Hope that helps, not sure of the worth of the other lenses, I am a canon guy.
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They're really not worth much. The 70-210 and 28-80mm lens are both consumer grade and relatively dim. The 35-70mm f/4 Macro is a bit brighter, but it's not a very popular lens. I bought a Maxxum 7000 camera kit including that lens for $49 a while back. I never use it (although it's not a bad lens, that focal range is just not very popular, and it's minimum focus distance leaves something to be desired unless you use the spring loaded macro switch and go manual focus with it).

You can check current prices at keh.com

http://www.keh.com/Class-Products/1/MA/7/55947/WG.aspx

Chances are, you could pick up all 3 of them for not much over $120 (around $40 each, depending on condition) from that type of vendor (again, they're not exactly popular lenses).
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the 70-210 in good working condition is about 140-150 on the use market. It is a very good lens, some on the board high recommend it. Hope that helps, not sure of the worth of the other lenses, I am a canon guy.
Not it's not. You can buy them all day long for around $50 in Excellent for most versions of them at reputable vendors of used gear (and they made multiple versions of that lens). ;-)

http://www.keh.com/Product-Details/1...0/MA07/FE.aspx

He's got a 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6, not a more popular 70-210mm f/4 (Beercan).
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it that the beercan that I debate with TCav with or is it another lens? I can be confusing the 2 up.
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The beercan is the 70-210mm f/4 Macro. Different lens.

Minolta made a number of different 70-210mm AF lenses, including multiple versions of 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 lenses (what the OP has), 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 AF lenses as well as 70-210mm f/4 AF lenses (a.k.a., the Beercan). The Beercan is the more desirable (and that's not the lens the OP asked about).
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KEH.com has the 28-80 3.5(22)-56 D in excellent condition, with hood and caps, for $41, the 35-70 4(22) in excellent condition, with hood and caps, for $53, and the 70-210 4.5(22)-5.6 in excellent condition, with hood and caps, for $133. That's a total of $227.

KEH can afford to sit on their stock to get the price they want, and they still drop their prices occasionally, anyway. If you were to sell them yourself, you'd get less, so knock off 20%, and another 20% if it's not in excellent condition, then subtract $10 for each missing hood or cap.
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old post about a marco lens and the a550, no biggy. Thanks for clearing up the confusion.
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...and the 70-210 4.5(22)-5.6 in excellent condition, with hood and caps, for $133.
Wrong lens. You're looking at a listing for a 70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 (since they have one at $133 now), not a less expensive 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 like the OP is asking about. ;-)

http://www.keh.com/Product-Details/1...R/MA07/FE.aspx

If you want a 70-210m f/4.5-5.6 (the lens the OP is asking about) with hood and caps in Excellent Condition, you can get one there for $53 now.

http://www.keh.com/Product-Details/1...R/MA07/FE.aspx

You can find them for about $10 less in EX conditon without hood and caps. Here's one at $43

http://www.keh.com/Product-Details/1...0/MA07/FE.aspx
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