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Old Jul 25, 2006, 1:03 PM   #1
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I have:

Primes:
24mm f/1.8 Sigma (Keeper, used $280)
35mm f/2 (non RS) MTF: 4.0 (Keeper but expensive $500 NIB)
50mm f/1.4 (xx) MTF: 4.4 (Cheap, keeper)
50mm f/1.7 (non RS) (Keeper $65, used)
50mm f/2.8 macro MTF: 4.5 (Keeper $100 NIB)
100mm f/2 MTF: 4.4 (Keeper $200 NIB)
100mm f/2.8 D macro MTF: 4.5 (Keeper but expensive $549.95 NIB)
100mm f/2.8 SF MTF: 4.0 (Keeper but expensive $600.00 Mint)

Zooms:
18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 D (I'll replace this with the 17-35mm, Walmart kit)
24-85mm MTF: 3.5 (Both original and RS $179 each)
28-70 f/2.8 G MTF: 3.6 (New and Used $1300 each!)
28-75mm f/2.8 D (Keeper, Adorama kit)
28-135mm f/4-4.5 MTF: 3.6 (Keeper, $205 from Adorama in E cond)
35-80mm Power Zoom (crap)
70-210mm f/4 MTF: 3.3 (Keeper)
80-200mm f/2.8 HS APO G MTF: 3.9 (Expensive, but worth keeping, $800 used)

Average known MTF score: 4.15 Hurrah!

Other gear: 3x KM7D, KM 3600 HSD, Sony HVL-56A, Metz 54 MZ4,OC1100, OS1100, RC-S


Got rid of: 70-210mm f/2.8-4 Vivitar Series 1 (Piece of crap, $80)
75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 D (Piece of crap, $70)
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 1:15 PM   #2
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Heh, these are always fun even if there isnt much point. I'm clearing out a bunch of my lenses right now on ebay, I'm keeping one zoom and a bag full of primes. Buh-bye kit lens!

Tokina 17mm f/3.5 AT-X Pro
Minolta 24mm f/2.8
(missing lens) Considering Sigma 30/1.4
Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro

Tamron 28-300 XR

Equivilent of 26/36/46/76/136mm, plus one zooooooooooooom.
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 1:52 PM   #3
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ah the collection.....

Prime:

CZJ20 f4: decent, though my M42 ring is not letting me focus to infinity

KM24 f2.8: good, wide enough for most use

KM28 f2: very good, except for odd looking bokeh

KM50 f1.7: very good especially consider the price

KM50 f2.8 Macro D: awesome macro

KM135 f2.8: very good, fast AF and compact "200 f2.8"

KM300 f4 APO G: Awesome

Zoom:

KM28-134 f4-4.5: Good, though not getting much use now

KM70-210 f4: Good, also not seeing much action lately

Sigma70-200 EX DG f2.8: Excellent, Good value alternative to KM's own G zoom....



Got the sigma after selling my 500 f8, 100-300APO and kit lens.....well worth it...

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Old Jul 25, 2006, 2:07 PM   #4
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I envy the Tamron macro :evil:

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Heh, these are always fun even if there isnt much point. I'm clearing out a bunch of my lenses right now on ebay, I'm keeping one zoom and a bag full of primes. Buh-bye kit lens!

Tokina 17mm f/3.5 AT-X Pro
Minolta 24mm f/2.8
(missing lens) Considering Sigma 30/1.4
Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro

Tamron 28-300 XR

Equivilent of 26/36/46/76/136mm, plus one zooooooooooooom.
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 2:18 PM   #5
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28mm f2.8 - ok

50mm f1.7 - very good

reflex AF 500mm f8 - good

28-100mm (D) f3.5-5.6 - ok

35-70mm f4 macro - great

75-300 (D) f4.5-5.6 - so-so

HS AF 80-200 f2.8 APO - superb

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Old Jul 25, 2006, 2:25 PM   #6
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Here is my list


Tamron [highlight= #ffff88]20[/highlight]-[highlight= #88ffff]40mm[/highlight] SP F2.7-3.5

maxxum 50mm F1.7

KM18-70 kit lens

Minolta 35-70mm F4 macro

KM28-75mm 2.8 D

KM28-105mm 3.5-4.5

Minolta70-210F4 Beercan

Tamron 28-300MMXR F3.5-6.3 LD

Tamron 200-400MMF5.6

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Old Jul 25, 2006, 4:30 PM   #7
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So so? This is one of the worst minolta lenses: http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/bes...lensbrand.html

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Old Jul 25, 2006, 6:11 PM   #8
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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.

28mm f/2 (my favorite for low light use, and wide enough for most indoor use). It will behave like a 42mm lens when used on a KM DSLR. I've been tossing the idea around of replacing it with a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 though (to get the extra stop).

50mm f/1.7 - a bit long for close quarters since it will appear to be 1.5 times longer from an angle of view perspective on a DSLR (it will behave like a 75mm lens). But, very useful if you're not in close quarters and want a sharp and bright lens.

100mm f/2 (sweet lens). It works like a 150mm lens from an angle of view perpective when used on a KM DSLR. This lens tests better at all apertures compared to the Minolta 85mm f/1.4G according to the MTF tests at http://www.photodo.com

135mm f/2.8 (for when I need something a bit longer). Good lens... not quite as sharp as the 100mm f/2 at wide open apertures, but still better than most lenses. This one will have approximately the same angle of view (apparent magnification) as you'd have using a 200mm lens on a 35mm camera.

24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 (rapidly becoming my favorite "walk around" lens). After the 1.5x multiplier for angle of view differences, this lens works like a 36-128mm lens would on a 35mm camera.

35-70mm f/4 Macro (sharp and dirt cheap on the used market). I only paid $52 for a working Minolta Maxxum 7000 including this lens at keh.com. But, I haven't used it much.

18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 (kit lens with Maxxum 5D) -- Small and light for it's focal range (designed to work only on DSLR models so they can make it smaller). Since you have a narrower angle of view with a DSLR, a wider lens like this is a good idea (works out to a 35mm equivalent focal range of around 27-105mm after the 1.5x multiplier).

I've also got some Tamron lenses that work with it (SP 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5, SP 35-105mm f/2.8 ).

My initial plan for zooms was to use the Tamron SP 20-40mm f/2.7-3.5 on the wide end, and the Tamron SP 35-105mm f/2.8 when I need something a bit longer (I'm not much of long lens shooter).

The Tamron 20-40mm zoom tests sharper at f/2.8 compared to both the Minolta 20mm and 24mm f/2.8 primes according to MTF charts at photodo.com, which is one reason I skipped a wider prime (started out at 28mm instead). But, I rarely use this Tamron anymore. My Tamron 35-105mm f/2.8 probably gets more use. But, it's a bit "finnicky" on focus in low light (sometimes a "double tap" is needed for correct focus in low light) and it's heavier than I like in a walk around. Pros and Cons.

The Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 is probably my most used lens anymore. Very useful focal range (works about like a 36-127mm would on a 35mm camera), small and light for it's range (although not as small and light as the kit lens, of course), good AF, sharp enough for my limited needs
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 6:55 PM   #9
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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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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).
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