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Old Sep 19, 2006, 11:22 AM   #131
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So I picked up the 80-200mm APO G lens from adorama on sunday. Its heavy but the colors and sharpness blew me away. I had the beercan for a few days as well but I wasn't happy with the results. Now I can finally wait for a few years before buying the 70-200 SSM!!!!!
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Old Sep 19, 2006, 9:55 PM   #132
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So I picked up the 80-200mm APO G lens from adorama on sunday. Its heavy but the colors and sharpness blew me away. I had the beercan for a few days as well but I wasn't happy with the results. Now I can finally wait for a few years before buying the 70-200 SSM!!!!!
Wow.... what a lens! A little rich for my taste but neverless I'm sure you will enjoy it.

I just received the 11-18MM KM and thoght I got a great deal I paid more than I have for any other lens. After some minor testing I've come to the conclusion that it is worth every penny I paid.
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Old Sep 20, 2006, 2:52 PM   #133
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And today I bagged the Vivitar 70-210 f/2.8-4 lens from Cameta. It should be arriving shortly. Just to find out if the f/2.8 actually lives up to its hype. With tax and shipping it came to 103 bucks. Not bad, huh?

I feel like the Jedi of lens addicts.
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 2:54 PM   #134
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What do guys think of the Minolta 28-85mm f3.5-4.5, thinking about adding to lens collection.



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Old Sep 21, 2006, 2:58 PM   #135
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I've got the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 and like it as a walk around. If I were buying a zoom lens, I'd go for it instead of the 28-85mm (to get the extra coverage on the wide end).

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Old Sep 21, 2006, 4:53 PM   #136
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I've got the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 and like it as a walk around. If I were buying a zoom lens, I'd go for it instead of the 28-85mm (to get the extra coverage on the wide end).



I can get the 28-85mm lens for a $110.00 with a Minolta 7000 and Sunpack flash and it's local. Do you think it's still a good deal?



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I've got the 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 and like it as a walk around. If I were buying a zoom lens, I'd go for it instead of the 28-85mm (to get the extra coverage on the wide end).



I can get the 28-85mm lens for a $110.00 with a Minolta 7000 and Sunpack flash and it's local. Do you think it's still a good deal?



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Go for it. IIRC, the 28-85 is one Gary Friedman recommends.
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So so? This is one of the worst minolta lenses: bernabeu wrote: [/b]
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75-300 (D) f4.5-5.6 - so-so
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i repeat: so-so

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Old Sep 22, 2006, 9:57 AM   #139
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OK time to post my updated list and my comments.the bold ones are my new additions.



KM 11-18mm (All I cansay is wow! I cannot believe how wide this thing really is in application. This is the most I have ever spent on a lens, but I got it new dirt cheap. I didn't buy it from a retailer so I don't thinkthe warranty will be any good but the price was that good. I was originally hunting for a 10-20mm Sigma to fill this void but I prefer KM or Tamron.)

KM18-70 kit lens (I have three of these because they came with the cameras. I'll be honest. I don't think it is as bad as some say but it isn't that good either. The only thing good about it is the range)

Tamron20-40mm SP F2.7-3.5 (Great lens... got it new for less than used. I would be niceif it started at 19mm so there was no gap from the 11-18mm but it really doesn't matter.)


Minolta 24-85mm (Haven't gotten to use it much past the test stage but I like the range. It's the range thatthe 28-75mm 2.8 should have been.

KM28-75mm 2.8 D (One of my favorite lenses, like have several primes)


KM28-105mm 3.5-4.5 (I got this new at a good price. Good build, but I don't use it and may end up selling it)


Tamron 28-300mmXR F3.5-6.3 LD (Some call it junk, I call it versatile)


Minolta 35-70mm F4 macro (Another classic, dirt cheap with a 7000)


Minolta 50mm F1.7 (Dirt Cheap and my only AF prime)


Minolta70-210F4 Beercan (No collection is complete without this baby)


KM 75-300mm (No comment, but its hard to beat for 59 dollars new)


Tamron 200-400mmF5.6 (My idea of a Canon lens)

T-CONS

1.4X Tamron TC & 2X VivitarTC

Bodies

2(KM 7D) 2(KM 5D)

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5600HS ( I had two of these and I sold one but should have kept it)


On my short list:

Tamron 90MM 2.8

Tamron 35-105mm



I am still Sigmaless. I can now say that my range is fully covered from 11-400mm and with decent glass throughout the range if. I am not including the Tamron 28-300mm or the KM 75-300mm that statement, but after the "beercan" I do havethe 200-400mm Tamron. Unfortunately that is a bulky solution, but realistically the 28-300mm Tamron does well enough outdoors and I rarely have a need to use it indoors. I guess I could look for the older 75-300mm but I am really not concerned. I think I can finally say that I am done looking for zoom lenses. The only thing I may be buying are primes and the Tamron 90mm still has my interest.



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Old Sep 27, 2006, 7:07 PM   #140
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Sinking deeper: just bought a new 28-70mm f/2.8 G lens for 1000 bucks I heard its better than its digital cousin. :sad:

EDIT: scratch that. Abes of Maine cancelled my order because they don't have it.
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