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Old Jul 20, 2006, 10:39 AM   #61
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I don't think the 18-70mm lens is worth keeping. It focuses fast, for sure. Sometimes too fast. It feels very cheap, like a hack job put together. It focuses so fast that I see the image vibrate for a split second before it locks into focus.

The 100/2 lens, well I haven't used it much but it feels like a tank, its probably as heavy as my camera. Heavy! I am attaching a shot. I bought it because I thought it was an unusual lens, because noone mentions it in these forums, but let me try it before I get rid of it.

And the macro. Thats another funny lens.

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The only keepers you have are the

AF 18-70mm D (walmart kit)

AF 75-300mm D (Circuit City lens) ($60 + tax)

To help you out, I will buy the following just because I want to help and please don't feel obligated because I helped you get an exchange on the 28-27 2.8

AF 50mm f/2.8 macro ($25)
AF 100/2 ($100)


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Old Jul 20, 2006, 10:55 AM   #62
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The 100/2 lens, well I haven't used it much but it feels like a tank, its probably as heavy as my camera. Heavy! I am attaching a shot. I bought it because I thought it was an unusual lens, because noone mentions it in these forums, but let me try it before I get rid of it.
Get rid of it?

Don't even think about it. This is a very hard to find lens, and for the price you paid for it, you stole it.

I looked for weeks trying to find one before I got lucky and spotted one at Adorama.com, checking listings at multiple vendors (and on Ebay) multiple times per day.

It's sharper at all apertures compared to the 85mm f/1.4G according to the MTF Charts at http://www.photodo.com

Minolta 100mm f/2:
Photodo test result: 4,4
Effective focal length: 97
Weighted MTF for 100 mm: f2 0,75, f2,8 0,77, f4 0,84, f8 0,85
Average Weighted MTF: 0,85 Grade: 4,4
Weighted MTF 10 lp/mm: 0,91
Weighted MTF 20 lp/mm: 0,82
Weighted MTF 40 lp/mm: 0,62

Minolta 85mm f/1.4G:
Photodo test result: 3,9
Effective focal length: 84 mm
Weighted MTF for 85 mm: f1,4 0,59, f2 0,71, f2,8 0,77, f4 0,80, f8 0,81
Average Weighted MTF: 0,80 Grade: 3,9
Weighted MTF 10 lp/mm: 0,89
Weighted MTF 20 lp/mm: 0,76
Weighted MTF 40 lp/mm: 0,53

IMO, that one is a keeper. Consider yourself lucky to have found one for the price you did.

This is with the 100mm f/2, with the aperture wide open at f/2. Note the fishing line.


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Old Jul 22, 2006, 3:16 AM   #63
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Hmm I called a couple of Circuit Citys, and all I got was "we don't carry minolta lenses" Guess I'll have to stop in to really know....
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Don't even think about it. This is a very hard to find lens, and for the price you paid for it, you stole it.

Nice shot!

I agree, he should keep it. That is a nice size telephoto to own and it certainly performs like a keeper.


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Old Aug 4, 2006, 10:30 PM   #65
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My neighborhood CC manager told me that they were a new store (true) and were never allocated any Minolta gear. I was out near NASA tonight picking up a TV cabinet with my brother-in-law, and walked over to the camera department looking for 5D batteries. They didn't have any, and I casually asked if they had any Minolta equipmeny left, and the girl pulled out a silver 75-300. It scanned at $59.99, so I took it home. I think it's going to eBay, I am lens poor and have no more room at the inn.
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On which part of Houston do you live Cope? I am by Katy (West i-10) and I acquired one from the CC at Highway 6 & Westheimer (Southwest) for $59, and it was the last one. Tempted to get their last 5D, but I just purchased my 7D, 18-70, 50prime, and beercan last month.

Keep us upto date whenever you sell your 75-300 on ebay because Im thinking of purchasing a 28-300 to replace mine.

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On which part of Houston do you live Cope? I am by Katy (West i-10) and I acquired one from the CC at Highway 6 & Westheimer (Southwest) for $59, and it was the last one. Tempted to get their last 5D, but I just purchased my 7D, 18-70, 50prime, and beercan last month.

Keep us upto date whenever you sell your 75-300 on ebay because Im thinking of purchasing a 28-300 to replace mine.
Vclipse, I live in Southwest Houston. I think the 75-300 I bought was the last one they had at Baybrooktoo. The Tamron 28-300 at $144.95 from Cameta Camera on eBay is a much better choice IMO. I am going to list the lens and some other gear this week; from what I saw over the weekend. they are selling in the $120-130 range on eBay. There is another store off Fondren & 59 that I have been meaning to check with, but I haven't made it there yet, and it's only 3-4 miles from the house.
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 12:13 PM   #68
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I am slowly realizing this, as every day I get a temp high from buying a new lens. This is addictive. I can feel the dopamine levels rise as I gently smile and look at my lens collection.

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Old Sep 10, 2006, 10:00 AM   #69
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Took this photo with my 7D last nightusing the $40Minolta 75-300mm Dcloseout lens from CC. Hand held at 300mm, ISO 100, f 5.6and priority exposure of 1/400 sec.


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