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 Post subject: Happy Days
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:14 am 
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Some days it is just great to get out of bed! I bought a Minolta Maxxum 8000i camera kit for $135.00. It included a beer can that is in great shape. Got two flashes, two camera bags and some other accessories. I also got 55 rolls of film with 24 prepaid mailers. My question is about the Minolta AF 35-105 lens I also got. Is it worth keeping? It works great and seems to be well cared for. I guess on my camera it will be about a 50-150 mm lens. I believe it is the second generation since it doesn't have a macro switch on it. Does anyone have any experience with this lens they would like to share?


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Well if you go for a Sony in the future it will fit on a A-mount, I have several Minolta lenses from a old minolta 7000 and I can't pick fault with them.

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 Post subject: Happy Days
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:32 am 
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I'm sorry. I guess i wasn't very clear. I am using the lenses on a Sony A33 camera. I got to use the beer can the other day and I think it is great! I got some really good pictures at the skating rink inside. The color was terrific. I am going to use the 35-105 lens some this weekend. If I get the same type of results, I will keep it. It's a second generation I guess, not the beer can era lenses. I was just wondering if anyone had used one and had any views about the lens.


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I can't see anything in the Lens Gallery/Index, but if you take some photo's with it and post it in that section, I would like to see them, and you can add to the database, you can only put up 4 photos, and 1024 pixels on their longest dimension. 8)

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 Post subject: Caamera Lens
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:18 am 
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My wife used the lens this evening for some shots at Biketoberfest here in Daytona. I don't think they turned out to well, too many headlights, too much movement and she has a hard time holding the camera out the window for many shots. I will look at them in the morning.


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