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Old Feb 20, 2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default A700 and the Minolta 28 f/2.8

I mounted this little lens to my A700 a couple of weeks ago and took it for a walk. This lens has been sitting on the shelf for a few years so I thought it might be good to give the aperture blades a little workout and see if they still worked.

The 28 f/2.8 is about the same size as the 50 f/1.7 so size wise it's great, very small with a built in hood.

Here are 4 pics I took with it.

This shot was taken mostly to look at the out of focus area(bokeh) and look for unwanted flare. All pics where processed in Aperture. The EXIF info is there.
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 11:45 AM   #2
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A backlit wave crashing against a rock.
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Between the rocks. Sharpness seems to be OK with this lens.
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Colors of the evening over the lighthouse.
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This small very inexpensive lens is a good lens for starting off your collection. I picked up a 28 f/2 a few years back so this lens never makes it off the shelf anymore.

Thanks for lookin.
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Nice shots Mike. That is a jam-up lens! Until I got my Sony and started dealing with Minolta lenses, I had no idea how good they are. Thanks for re-affirming that!
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Old Feb 22, 2011, 3:42 PM   #7
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Hey Robert,
Thanks for the reply.
There's still quite a few good old minolta lenses out there for a lot less then the Sony equivalents, this being one of them. Although I will say that the new Sony 35f/1.8,50/1.8 and 85f/2.8 are great price to performance lenses. It's nice to see Sony making some new quality affordable lenses.
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