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  1. #1
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    New lens Arrives

    I had to run to the post office before they closed to pick it up. It is the Minolta 50 mm f1.7. I got it from ebay for $101.00 including delivery. Looks good here are a few quick shots.
    Frank





    Camera Make: SONY
    Camera Model: DSLR-A100
    Image Date: 2008:11:12 18:12:53
    Flash Used: Yes (Manual, red eye reduction mode)
    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.040 s (1/25)
    Aperture: f/4.0
    ISO equiv: 400
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Spot
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual




    Camera Make: SONY
    Camera Model: DSLR-A100
    Image Date: 2008:11:12 17:47:09
    Flash Used: Yes (Manual, red eye reduction mode)
    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
    Aperture: f/3.5
    ISO equiv: 400
    White Balance: Auto
    Metering Mode: Spot
    Exposure: Manual
    Exposure Mode: Manual

    This was without flash

    Last edited by sparkie1263; 11-12-2008 at 05:41 PM.
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  2. #2
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    Frank,

    This is the best 100 dollars you could have spent. Congrats on the Original Kit Lens from Minolta! Few lenses in this range produce a duel combination of bokeh and sharpness as this lens. It really has a sweet spot at f/5.6.
    Last edited by AJ Gressette; 11-12-2008 at 06:08 PM.
    A.J.

    Hey this looks dangerous.......You go first!

    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not for you!

  3. #3
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    Man ... I do not know what got into me when I sold mine ... oh yeah, I had two f/1.4s knocking out of the prime case. It is better served on someone else's camera. Great lens.

    Try doing some portrait work with it, Frank. Use several aperture settings and see what happens. It's a lot of fun having that much range to play with. Exciting times ahead, for sure.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 11-12-2008 at 07:15 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  4. #4
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    Can't wait till I see my granddaughter. My favorite model.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  5. #5
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    Don't forget to put her in an elf hat ... (hint hint)
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  6. #6
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    sorry for hijacking your thread but this is my favourite lens. i have the RS version of it.
    here's a pic in a dark restaurant:



    File Size: 727 kb

    Camera Make: SONY

    Camera Model: DSLR-A300

    Date/Time: 2008:11:09 15:00:04

    Resolution: 1023 x 685

    Flash Used: No

    Focal Length: 50.0mm (35mm equivalent: 75mm...

    Exposure Time: 0.040 s (1/25)

    Aperture: f/3.2

    ISO Equiv.: 400

    Whitebalance: Auto

    Metering Mode: matrix

    Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
    Canon EOS 7D

    flickr
    FLUIDR

  7. #7
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    Very nice image. I can't wait to put it to use. Thanks for posting.
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  8. #8
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    Congrats! Your best lens so far!
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    Canon 7D - 5D | 550EX - 430EX II - (2) PW FlexTT5 | 24-105 f4L | 70-200 f2.8L IS | 100 f2.8L IS | 50 f1.8 II

  9. #9
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    We will see what it can do.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  10. #10
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    man im addicted. looks like a very nice lense there are quite a few of these on ebay is this a must have lense. Just got my camera last night and already thinking of buying more. i have the sony 18-250 and it seems like you can pick this lense up for 100-150 thats pretty cheap in my mind should i get what does the rs version mean

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