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Old 09-29-2013   #1
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think i got a deal!

just got back from a photo sale/swap meet.
every year there are less tables and the folks working the tables are much older it seems.
film and old gear seems to be the realm of the old.
anyway...

i picked up 2 lenses, the minolta md 28/2.8 for 35 bucks and a very nice md tele rokkor 100/2.5 for 50 bucks.

i now have too many 28s but like the idea of a 100...24 and 85 are on the list to eventually get as well.

any comments on the 100 would be appreciated...still researching it now.
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i picked up 2 lenses, the minolta md 208/2.8 for 35 bucks and a very nice md
200/2.8 for 35 bucks? Are you kidding?
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200/2.8 for 35 bucks? Are you kidding?
oops...28 not 200...sorry.

the deal is the 100, i think.
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Easily one of the sharpest and most useful lenses in my arsenal. Amazing Bokeh, too. I love mine, I was out using it yesterday, on my XK. They go for a lot more than 50 Bucks on Ebay, so I'd say you did very well. Find the original MC Rokkor Minolta lenshood for it. Not expensive and very worthwhile to have.

You will like the 100mm. Enjoy.




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just got back from a photo sale/swap meet.
every year there are less tables and the folks working the tables are much older it seems.
film and old gear seems to be the realm of the old.
anyway...

i picked up 2 lenses, the minolta md 208/2.8 for 35 bucks and a very nice md tele rokkor 100/2.5 for 50 bucks.

i now have too many 28s but like the idea of a 100...24 and 85 are on the list to eventually get as well.

any comments on the 100 would be appreciated...still researching it now.
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The 100mm f/2.5 lens is an outstanding lens..
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very pleased to hear all the positives on this lens.
when i shot slr in the old days. the 85/100 was always a favourite.
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Yep love my 100 2.5
I paid more than twice as much as you did for mine.

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i was surprised at the price...
as i picked up the lens from the table, i asked 'how much?' and the seller replied 100 bucks!
i said 'too much' and he said 'how much do you want to pay?'
i said '50 bucks' and he said 'ok!'
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i was surprised at the price...
as i picked up the lens from the table, i asked 'how much?' and the seller replied 100 bucks!
i said 'too much' and he said 'how much do you want to pay?'
i said '50 bucks' and he said 'ok!'
This is more typically what these go for....

http://www.keh.com/camera/Minolta-Ma...990265700?r=FE

BTW Here is the original lenshood for it. $3 to $7 at KEH. Highly recommended for you:

http://www.keh.com/camera/Minolta-Ma...990461900?r=FE
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This is more typically what these go for....

http://www.keh.com/camera/Minolta-Ma...990265700?r=FE

BTW Here is the original lenshood for it. $3 to $7 at KEH. Highly recommended for you:

http://www.keh.com/camera/Minolta-Ma...990461900?r=FE
7 for the hood and 40 for economy shipping!!
will have to look elsewhere.
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7 for the hood and 40 for economy shipping!!
will have to look elsewhere.
$3 in a camera show junkbox!
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Terrific deal on a wonderful lens.
You are certainly enjoying yourself with your new Minolta equipment.
The 28/2.8 is a very nice lens as well but if you find one at the right price I recommend trying the Vivitar Series One 28/1.9.
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Terrific deal on a wonderful lens.
You are certainly enjoying yourself with your new Minolta equipment.
The 28/2.8 is a very nice lens as well but if you find one at the right price I recommend trying the Vivitar Series One 28/1.9.
the series 1 lenses have pretty good reputations, i know...have yet to see one...i'm really itching for a 24 but at a really good price...

so far i have 3 28s...a minolta md 2.8, an mc-w 3.5 and a carl zeiss jena ll, 2.8.
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my minolta list...

x-700
2x - xd11 black/chrome

md 28/2.8
mc-w 28/3.5
carl zeiss jena ll, 28/2.8.

md-w rokkor-x 35/2.8

md 50/2
mc rokkor-pf 58/1.4

md tele rokkor 100/2.5
mc tele rokkor-x pf 135/2.8
mc tele rokkor-x pe 200/4.5

tokina 80-200 4.5-5.6 (up for grabs)

in the mail...
202 with 45/2
45/2
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Expand/contract cycle

This is an expansion phase it seems.
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Expand/contract cycle

This is an expansion phase it seems.
fun for cheap.
i have never used minolta before (except for the cle) despite reading about their fantastic lenses for years.
the x700 is a fine camera and feels very good in my hand...looking forward to my incoming 202!
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Great deal and really nice set of lenses.

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Not to take away from your thread but I also found a 100mm 3.5 lens and the last camera show I attended...but it was a Canon FL lens in almost new condition...traded for a Nikon F Prism...so far I like the results...and the Field of View...
I can't seem to find too much info on this lens...
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the series 1 lenses have pretty good reputations, i know...have yet to see one...i'm really itching for a 24 but at a really good price...

so far i have 3 28s...a minolta md 2.8, an mc-w 3.5 and a carl zeiss jena ll, 2.8.
I only have one Series 1, a 35-85 varifocal. It is nice. Actually, I have also found the old TX lenses pretty good.

But I get the idea you are sort of trying to stay with Minolta. Nothing wrong with that.
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100/2.5 is a very good lens. you may try its little brother --100/3.5 too.

I used to own them all.
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i'm running out of room to hold/store the gear!!
i'm thinking of getting a cheap chest of drawers for storage.

i have my bowery canvas bag packed for tomorrow...x-700 with 35 on it along with 28 & 100...for some lunchtime shooting. still working on my first roll and looking forward to finishing it off so i can drop it off for processing.
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i'm running out of room to hold/store the gear!!
i'm thinking of getting a cheap chest of drawers for storage.

i have my bowery canvas bag packed for tomorrow...x-700 with 35 on it along with 28 & 100...for some lunchtime shooting. still working on my first roll and looking forward to finishing it off so i can drop it off for processing.
I see a whole new thread idea here somewhere

your`e working...expand all you want
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Yep love my 100 2.5
I paid more than twice as much as you did for mine.

this picture is fantastic.
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i'm running out of room to hold/store the gear!!
i'm thinking of getting a cheap chest of drawers for storage.

i have my bowery canvas bag packed for tomorrow...x-700 with 35 on it along with 28 & 100...for some lunchtime shooting. still working on my first roll and looking forward to finishing it off so i can drop it off for processing.

for a long period of time, my complete set up for travel is 24/2.8, 50/1.4 and 100/2.5. I never felt that I need any other lens (although at that time, I have all the prime lens of minolta --16mm Fisheye, 17mm 35mm 58mm.....).
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i'm running out of room to hold/store the gear!!
i'm thinking of getting a cheap chest of drawers for storage.

i have my bowery canvas bag packed for tomorrow...x-700 with 35 on it along with 28 & 100...for some lunchtime shooting. still working on my first roll and looking forward to finishing it off so i can drop it off for processing.
I use cheap stackable plastic storage tubs from the local dollar store. They work well in my studio, where I stack them on steel restaurant shelving, on wheels, so I can roll everything around. Keeps me organized and the gear dust-free.
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my first 45/2 showed up today! nice looking, small lens.
never shot with a 45 before so this weekend i will try some fall shots at the park with it and a few of my other new to me minolta lenses.

still waiting on my 202 with 45 to arrive.
u.s. postal tracking is non existant...
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Reading this pushed me to drag my SRT 102 out again. Still amazed at how smooth these cameras operate. Shutter is quiet (especially for an SLR), film advance and rewind are just smooth as butter. After all these years they are still terrific cameras.

Thanks for sharing.
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my first 45/2 showed up today! nice looking, small lens.
never shot with a 45 before so this weekend i will try some fall shots at the park with it and a few of my other new to me minolta lenses.
You'll like it... The 50mm f/2 is also a winner..

still waiting on my 202 with 45 to arrive.
u.s. postal tracking is non existant...[/quote]

If the seller ships via flat rate priority mail with tracking it can now be tracked to your doorstep. The one drawback to the buyer is the cost of priority..

Because of a few less than honest buyers I have had to resort to priority shipping on all of my out of the USA shipping..
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