05-27-2009, 06:44 PM
It is a Minolta 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. It is nicknamed the "Big Beercan"or "BBC" because it is the bigger brother of the 70-210mm "Beercan". You can get one on eBay or maybe a local pawn shop, Craigslist, etc. Here is a picture of one.
Originally Posted by sparkie1263
Last edited by fdexclpl; 05-27-2009 at 06:48 PM.
05-27-2009, 06:56 PM
Thanks I will look into it.
05-28-2009, 03:16 AM
Frank, sorry for using the obscure acronym but a word of warning.
Minolta made four 75-300 (1986, '95, '99, '01). Only the 1986 version is a "Big Beercan", the rest are very ordinary and half the weight (which tells you something).
If it doesn't look exactly like the pic posted by fdexclpl, avoid it like the plague!
05-28-2009, 04:05 AM
05-28-2009, 06:32 AM
Too late to add to the beer/beercan discussion?
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05-28-2009, 01:24 PM
Where's the lime?
Originally Posted by dr4gon
05-28-2009, 01:29 PM
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05-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/40th at f11 -2EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 22nd April 2009
05-28-2009, 05:42 PM
Small is big
Lens: Sony 50mm f/1.4 w/ +10filter
And in reality, that nose is about the size of a dime.
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05-28-2009, 05:45 PM
that would have been quite an interesting shot if the nose was in focus
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