I already have a stable of Rokkor primes, so I'm looking for versatility rather than absolute quality. Any recommendations?
Any "sleepers? Thanks in advance. I did. For Auto Focus.
Well, I'll offer a different lens. In some circle the is just as highly regarded as the and can usually be found for a cheaper price. I can't testify to how good it is though as my only two bad Ebay buys have been in trying to get this lens. The first one came with a stuck aperture and the buyer disappeared.
70-210 MC/MD Recommendations?
Ebay could not even resolve that one. Then I ordered another one. It arrived in it's original soft lens back.
But in transit the 20 year old lining had gotten hot and melted down to a black sticky mess all over the lens. The seller was perplexed at first but did offer to refund.
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But I managed to clean the lens up to were it looked as good a new and told him I'd keep it. But over time, hidden pieces of the goo have made themselves known inside the lens and as such I do not use it. The initial test shots were very favorable though.
Minolta AF 70-210mm F4 (Beercan): Lens Review
Is the a Minolta lens? Also, any experience with Kiron, Tokina, Sigma, et al?
Legacy Minolta MD 70-210mm f/4
Are the late model Vivitar S1's as bad as I hear? I see that you found the Kiron-Klub. They all like the Viv S-1's and Kirons.
I'm sure they are good. The constant aperture makes it extremely versatile for non TTL flash use.
If you can find and afford one, just get it. It's definitley worth waiting for. Yes, the is a Minolta lens and supposedly one it designed and shared with Leica. Before others comment, no I don't have it confused with the , LOL!!
Jim F. They all like the Viv S-1's and Kirons Found it last night. They also speak highly of certain Tokinas, Tamrons, etc.
Very highly regarded. Kiron also made some Nikon glass.
One thing I like about lenses like Kiron, Tokina, et al, is the value. For a small decrease in quality maybe you'll pay a whole lot less.
There are all sorts of "'s" out there, including your , an , a , and who knows what else! To my mind, they're all just different versions of the Close enough for me, anyway. This might be a start for more info on the That thread sure degenerated into flaming, name calling, etc.
One thing I've always liked about Photo. An updated version of the MD Rokkor-X mm 4. A one-touch, super-quality zoom that Leica liked so much they sold it as the Leitz Vario-Elmar R f4.
The Minolta MD mm f4.
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For more unusual focal lenght, such as 17mm or mm, the budget conscious might look for Tokina, Kiron, or the like, but these Minolta tele zoom are so cheap second hand, that I personally think there is no use in looking for second hand alternatives.
YMMV Frank. TomHildreth , May 18, You must log in or sign up to reply here.
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