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Old Aug 15, 2006, 6:25 PM   #61
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This lens disease has to stop, in 1 1/2 I have picked up 3 lenses. I could see my buying a G lens while sleep walking.
Don't forget to use my shipping address for it before you wake up. :-)

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 6:26 PM   #62
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I bought a beercan and 135mm f/2.8 from Keh. I feel high. When I walk on the streets I smile thinking about how many good lenses I have accumulated.

My target is to get the 85mm f/1.4 and 135mm f/2.8 STF, and maybe the 500 f/8 reflex.

But after reading all my reviews I've discovered that my 100mm f/2 is probably the best I have.


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This lens disease has to stop, in 1 1/2 I have picked up 3 lenses. I could see my buying a G lens while sleep walking.
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 6:51 PM   #63
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My target is to get the 85mm f/1.4 and 135mm f/2.8 STF, and maybe the 500 f/8 reflex.

But after reading all my reviews I've discovered that my 100mm f/2 is probably the best I have.


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This lens disease has to stop, in 1 1/2 I have picked up 3 lenses. I could see my buying a G lens while sleep walking.
The 500 is on my mind too, along with the 100mm soft focus.
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 7:11 PM   #64
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bernabeu wrote:
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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:

GREAT SHOT. I have learned to do my own comparisons and trust my own eyes, rather than following other people's opinions on lenses.

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 8:50 PM   #65
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hello jimc

i've own minolta 24-85 bought after sound advice on your part

also tamron 28-300 xr after seing great shots from rainer in particular

and followed the advice of someone else for the sigma 24-135.

I am not a pro but to my humble eyes the sigma is quite a lens for

the price. Good af inside and sharp almost trough the range.

I have compare it with my other lens and i can tell you this lens

for the price is a jewel:

50mm f1.7 (great lens)

28 f2.8 good interior lens

35-70 (3.5-4.5) the plastic one a favorite of mine real sharp

35-70 (f.4) macros real sharp also

28-85 (3.5-4.5) the first one i've bought so-so

18-70 kit lens ( a good surprise)

24-85 (3.5-4.5) great lens

tamron 28-300 xr (3.5-6.3) keep working on it with mix feelings

sigma 24-135 (2.8-4.5) that's a real keeper as walk around lens

beercan 70-210 (f.4) real joy to shoot with this lens even with

a 1.4x or a 2x converter my shots are sharp.

of course would like to have more primes like sigma 30mm f1.4)...

etc and maybe a 100-300 apo.For the moment, i am learning

with guys like you and slowly i am getting there.

thanks to all for the good advices and JimC for you precious

knowledge on what i consider a complexe art: photography

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 9:00 PM   #66
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thanks to all for the good advices and JimC for you precious

knowledge on what i consider a complexe art: photography
I don't know much. A lot of the forum members here know a lot more than I do. My wife is a better photographer than I am. ;-)

I've seen a few other KM owners that said they liked their Sigma 24-135mm, too. Canon shooters don't seem to like it as much at wider apertures (I've seen some photos and reports about it being soft wide open on Canon DSLR models on the wide end of the lens).

But, it seems to do better on a KM DSLR model from reports and images I've seen from some KM owners.

See this thread about one on a Canon DSLR:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=97025

Some comments from Canon owners:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...=37&page=2

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I'm giving up my lens addiction... going "Cold Turkey" :shock:

I'm gonna roll down the highway and toss all my lenses out the window along with my 5D/7D. :evil:

Heck.... all I need is my Fuji F30, a couple of shots of Tequilla and I'll be fine.

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 11:35 PM   #68
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I'm giving up my lens addiction... going "Cold Turkey" :shock:

I'm gonna roll down the highway and toss all my lenses out the window along with my 5D/7D. :evil:
It's my understanding that they're getting pretty tough on people littering in New York.

But, don't worry. I've got a solution for you so that you can have the thrill of tossing them out of the car window.

I know of a dirt road down here near Savannah, GA, where you can throw them out the Window of your car into a field with soft ground cover. Just to be safe (I wouldn't want you to get in trouble for littering), I'll pick them up after you throw them out, nice guy that I am. ;-)

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It's my understanding that they're getting pretty tough on people littering in New York.

Yeah, New York is littered with people.
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Old Aug 16, 2006, 2:40 PM   #70
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jim

you must have seen on minolta side that kind of thread also:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...hread=19553085

i've found that each lens has it's own personality: i have a minolta

24-105 that i bought in a hurry after reading David Kilpatrick on it's

sharpness and quality but mine has great colors but it's leaking

thatsharpness that i would find on my canon a80 andeven my

canon s2.

Ido not like to work to much with photoshop etc

and shooting early in the morning a flower with dew on it and

saying YES that it... with a prime or a tele it's all that photography

for me is all about.

That lens fever felt very fast when i saw the price for a 100mm f2.8

etc . So i'll play with the ones that i am luky to have right now!

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