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Old Jun 28, 2010, 9:51 PM   #1
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Default Hike with A-700 and the infamous beercan

This is another hike just a mile up the coast from the 28-75 hike. This time I chose to bring the Minolta 70-210 f/4 lens along.

This is probably my least used lens, I don't know why. Even with it's CA front rotating element and all it's other shortcomings it takes nice photo's. Definitely worth it's price.

From the top looking north
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Old Jun 28, 2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Getting the feet wet

looking for critters
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Grandma & kid

Grandma getting her feet wet with mom and daughter watching
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4 really has some pop to it
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The 70-210 is heavy so if you plan on taking it on a hike be prepared to keep a hand around the lens barrel or else you will have one heavy camera and lens flopping around and you don't want that.

Another lens I used recently was the Sony - AF DT 55-200 F4-5.6 SAM. I thought that the Sony lens was better then the Minolta 70-210 in every way and it is smaller and lighter. I tested it against a Sony 70-300G (tripod shooting a set) and it was surprisingly very hard to tell any difference.

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Thanks pbjunkiee
I think the water reflecting light up onto the girls really helped.
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