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  1. #1
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    Question Okay ... who has one?

    It's out there ...

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    Is it in your kit?
    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.

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  2. #2
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    Not a full frame..lol

  3. #3
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    Yeh, wouldn't do me much good either.
    Darin Wessel
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    Zooms: Tamron SP AF70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro; Sigma 28-90mm D macro, Konica-Minolta 18-70 f3.5-5.6
    Primes: Minolta 28mm f2.8; Sony 50mm f1.4
    Minolta RC-1000 remote commander

    Film:
    Calumet Cambo CC400 4x5 View Camera
    YashikaMat 6x6 TLR (other accessories)
    Minolta Maxxum 7000 w/ Minolta 35-80mm f/4-5.6 & Minolta 2800 flash
    Minolta Maxxum 5000i & Vivitar 728 AFM flash
    What's next???

  4. #4
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    Okay, present company excused. LOL
    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

  5. #5
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    Me too!
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  6. #6
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    50mm F/1.4, who needs this? o.O

    The SAM kit lens is ok. AF speed is about the same from what I can tell. It seems noisier. SAM really isn't that great.
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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

  7. #7
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    I have it's grandfather, maybe great grandfather, Minolta 50mm f1.7 RS. does a great job, keeps up with the youngsters, the guy who had it treated it great!
    Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
    Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
    Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
    Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
    Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
    Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
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  8. #8
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    I gotta tell ya ... those older PRIMEs are well worth their weight in glass.
    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

  9. #9
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    Knew I'd convert you given time, Don. LOL just kidding!

  10. #10
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    Peter, I sold off my earlier 50mm for members who needed entries into low light photography. Having three 50mms just didn't really seem practical ... and others were in need ... so, I sold these excellent entries and they are happily carried by their owners.

    I kept the SONY 50mm f/1.4 ... and have had a few issues with it. Now that it seems back under control, for the most part, I'm shifting my sights to some other options ... but it will be new glass from here on out, unless a Minolta APO 200mm f/2.8 or APO 400mm f/4.5 do somehow show up.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 07-28-2009 at 08:21 AM.
    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

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