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Old Nov 23, 2004, 8:01 AM   #11
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You introduced a wildcard, though, with your mention of the Minolta Maxxum 7 Digital. And - to digress for a second - does anyone else think that the future IS anti-shake...and, further, doesn't it seem TOO logical that the anti-shake mechanism should be in the body, not the lens? I immediately went Googling but was quickly brick-walled with "shipping in fall 2004" comments. Searching the Pricegrabber-type sites left me without a hint on the expected body price as well. Do you have any further info on release date? price? Is it available, but missed by my search? I did find the Tokina lens you mentioned @ $319, about as expected. If the body is similar in price to the D70, my search might have just gotten a bit easier!

It's shipping in limited quantitiesnow (a number of users thatpreordered fromRitz and some other vendorshave already received theirs). But, it is priced higher than the D70.

http://www50.shopping.com/xPC-Konica...gital~S-P~OR-0
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 8:21 AM   #12
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Here on the old continent the Dynax7D is available in a week time for 1500euro thebody and another 500 euro for the 28-75mmf2,8 lens
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 8:27 AM   #13
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Is there a subject on this website where I can find everything about lenses? reviews?
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 8:32 AM   #14
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Well, the Minolta Dynax7D seems to be a good choice...., but apart of the AF 28-75 f2,8 lens, which covers in terms of a non digital camera the range of say 42-112mm, is there a good alternative that covers the range 50-200mm ( non digital), with an f2,8-4, as small and light as possible...
Don't forget 3rd party lenses like Sigma... They have a very popular 50-500mm EX which is now IS/VR enabled by the camera "anti-shake"!

The Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 EX which I have in Canon mount is also excellent (and inexpensive!) :-) :-) :-) http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...98&forum_id=37

If you can afford it, the Minolta version of the 70-200 f/2.8 actually outperforms both Canon and Nikon: http://www.photozone.de/2Equipment/easytxt.htm#Ztelef


BTW Minolta's 'G' are the equivalent to Canon 'L'
... and their SSM is the same as USM/AF-S in Canon/Nikon parlance.
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Old Nov 23, 2004, 8:53 AM   #15
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Is there a subject on this website where I can find everything about lenses? reviews?
Well... Steve doesn't have a section for 35mm lens reviews.

A good site that rates lenses is here (but, they may not have tests on all lenses you're looking at):

http://www.photodo.com/nav/prodindex.html

You can also find some user reviews and ratings of lenses here:

http://www.photozone.de/bindex2.html

To get a better feel for what's available, look through the manufacturer'ssites. Here are a few manufacturers of lenses available in Minolta mount:

http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/data/lenses/index.html

http://www.thkphoto.com/products/tokina/index.html

http://www.sigmaphoto.com/html/lenses.htm

http://kmpi.konicaminolta.us/eprise/.../Maxxum_Lenses

Now,the 3rd party manufacturers that make lenses that will work with Konica-Minolta models, also make the same lenses in other mounts. So, you could always visit the Nikon and Canon DSLR Lens forums and ask about user experiences with lenses you're interested in.


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Old Nov 23, 2004, 2:39 PM   #16
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Thank you very very much for all the information given.

You are anenormous help!



Now it'a up to me, do I want to carry havy quality stuff in my backpack...

It's really not easy, but I'm in the luxery to aford me this kind of problem...



Thanks again, from sunny France.
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