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Old Jul 25, 2006, 6:42 PM   #11
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Minolta 50 1.4, 18-70 f3.5-5.6, 24-85 f3.5-4.5, 24-105 D f3.5-4.5, 28-75 f2.8, 28-105 f3.5-4.5, 70-210 f3.5-4.5
Sigma 50 2.8 1:1 macro and 28-70 f3.5-4.5
Tamron 28-300 f3.5-6, 1.4X and 2X converters
What, no comments? ;-)

I cheated (copied text from another thread where I'd mentioned them before).
Sorry, The phone rang just as I posted. My curent go to lens is the 28-75 on my 5D, and 24-85 on my Maxxum 9. The Tamron 28-300 comes in second.



The 28-105 and 70-210 are in the case with my film cameras.
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 9:12 PM   #12
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Yours is the ultimate treasure. I bow before this collection. Better than a Leica (if you take the average MTF of all these lenses!)


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Minolta 50 1.4, 18-70 f3.5-5.6, 24-85 f3.5-4.5, 24-105 D f3.5-4.5, 28-75 f2.8, 28-105 f3.5-4.5, 70-210 f3.5-4.5
Sigma 50 2.8 1:1 macro and 28-70 f3.5-4.5
Tamron 28-300 f3.5-6, 1.4X and 2X converters
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I cheated (copied text from another thread where I'd mentioned them before).
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 10:35 PM   #13
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So far, I've got the following lenses in Minolta AF Mount (most bought before the 5D was even shipping). I got almost all of them used at bargain prices.

Now there's a sign of a true lens addict...... didn't even have a camera and started a collection. That's a hard one to beat!


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Old Jul 25, 2006, 10:54 PM   #14
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So far, I've got the following lenses in Minolta AF Mount (most bought before the 5D was even shipping). I got almost all of them used at bargain prices.

Now there's a sign of a true lens addict...... didn't even have a camera and started a collection. That's a hard one to beat!

Actually, that's the sign of someone with a limited budget. I was being "cheap", scouring the used market for bargains.

I was pretty sure I would go with either a 5D or a 7D, and I wanted to get some Minolta AF compatible lenses *before* the 5D was shipping (since prices were bound to increase with KM producing 50,000 of them per month). :-)

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Old Jul 26, 2006, 6:38 AM   #15
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Primes:
Sigma 20mm/1.8
Minolta 28mm/2
Minolta 50mm/1.7
Minolta 50mm/2.8 Macro
Soligor 100mm/3.5 Macro (identical with Vivitar, Cosina etc.)

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Konica Minolta 17-35mm/2.8-4
Konica Minolta 18-70mm/3.5-5.6
Tamron 24-70mm/3.3-5.6
Sigma 24-135mm/2.8-4.5
Konica Minolta 28-75mm/2.8 (D)
Minolta 28-85mm/3.5-4.5
Tamron 28-300mm/3.5-6.3 XR
Minolta 35-105mm/3.5-4.5
Minolta 70-210mm/3.5-4.5
Minolta 70-210mm/4
Tokina AT-X 80-400mm/4.5-5.6
Minolta 100-200mm/4.5
Minolta 100-300mm/4.5-5.6 (non-APO version)
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Old Jul 26, 2006, 7:10 AM   #16
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Not a lot of them, but good for what I do.....

Minolta 18-70/f3.5-5.6 - Not nearly as bad as some would have you believe (especially as a portrait lens). The range works very well in a studio & the images are excellent around 80mm/f4.5-6.0.

Minollta 50mm f/1.7 - Excellent, sharp lens for the bucks (I got mine for peanuts by buying a old film body with one attached). Very sharp and bright lens.

Tamron SP 35-105mm f/2.8 - Excellent lens at all ranges & stops (not nearly as "twitchy" as Jims copy). Built like a tank & can be used as a club when needed. Another deal found flying under the Ebay radar...

Minolta70-210mm f/4 Beercan - will be here tomorrow. Woooo Hoooo!!

Minolta AF 35mm f/1.4 G - probably my next purchase, to be used as a studio portrait lens.
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So far, I've got the following lenses in Minolta AF Mount (most bought before the 5D was even shipping). I got almost all of them used at bargain prices.

Now there's a sign of a true lens addict...... didn't even have a camera and started a collection. That's a hard one to beat!

Actually, that's the sign of someone with a limited budget. I was being "cheap", scouring the used market for bargains.

I was pretty sure I would go with either a 5D or a 7D, and I wanted to get some Minolta AF compatible lenses *before* the 5D was shipping (since prices were bound to increase with KM producing 50,000 of them per month). :-)

I'm sure you got some decent deals using your logic.




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I bought a couple lenses before I had my camera, but only be a couple weeks. I got paid to accept my 50mm into my collection, I bought it with a film camera then repackaged that camera with a different lens and sold it for enough to cover the cost of all three items plus some. Now THATS a hard deal to beat!
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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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shot with the so-so 75-300:


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Tamron SP 35-105mm f/2.8 - Excellent lens at all ranges & stops (not nearly as "twitchy" as Jims copy). Built like a tank & can be used as a club when needed. Another deal found flying under the Ebay radar...
It's only in very low light that it seems to miss a bit (and not all the time), sometimes requiring another try -- hence my use of "double tap". I should probably refer to it as "semi darkness" versus low light. It could just be my copy, too (perhaps bit of play in the gears from years of use, as I bought it in bargain condition).

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