Minolta Lens for Sony A300
Found these lens which are for sale. http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519213 I don't know much about lenses, infact, very "green" with "what lens are good for something".....
So, questions are:
** How much would you willing to pay for the Tamron 17-50?
** Which one/s are worth keeping and how much for?
** Would it be a wise decision to buy these for a starter or should I rather save up and buy a newie?
Just get in front of the problem ...
Jason ... you seem to keep wishing in one hand and ... well, not looking in the other. Every experience is different when buying "seconds" ... uh, "thirds" ... whatever.
Consider the idea of just buying a bag of competent lenses right off the bat. I call it "investing in your craft", because no matter how you try to do it ... shooting through crappy glass DEFEATS the entire purpose of using the camera in the first place. No matter how good the camera body is that you have on the other end ... it cannot make up for poor lenses. Also, there is that outlay of good money ... for JUNK! You (generally speaking, not personally) cannot sell a bad lens to someone. What's wrong with people? That's cheating, wrong and your parents must have taught you better.
So ... my advice is to go to the first thread in this SONY DSLR forum (it is a "sticky", so it is ALWAYS first ... and read the list. It was not written for amusement ... it is a guidelist to keep you doing what you want to do. People have experienced and thought this through.
1, 2, 3, 4 ... it is all set up for you. Ignore the old stuff people are dumping (those days are, for all practical purposes, expired) and get started taking reliable images and not look back. If you consider the price (because you are still trying to be CHEAP ... you will just miss a lot of good possible images. Experience has shown this to me ... and it has shown it to you, Jason. Just tell them that and quit with the "get a good beercan-nonsense."
You did it incorrectly, in the first place, even though you were counseled on how to do it properly. Whose fault is that? Then, you abandoned your SONY experience. Why keep repeating the same mistake? You learn nothing that way ... and people often point to that as just looking a little odd. I suggest we make an agreement that we will counsel people to buy modern, good glass and let the chips fall where they may, instead of the CHEAP glass and having unsuspecting novices fall PREY to sharks on EBAY! :mad:
A more ETHICAL approach ... because the truth may not always be ... CHEAP!