Bought a Minolta Maxxum 5 and a Tamron 28-200mm LD IF Super lens

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Siddhartha Jain, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Hey,

    I initially looked at buying a film SLR and narrowed down to a Maxxum 5
    with the help of this group. Then figured the film and processing costs
    would be too much so upgraded my budget for a dSLR. But even after I
    decided to get a dSLR, the slide itch refused to go. Add to that the
    package that Maxxum 5 offers, I couldn't resist and gave in. So bought
    a $90 body off eBay and a Tamron 28-200mm LD IF Super lens to go with
    it from KEH for $60.

    Now while the Canon 300D, I am about to get, will remain the primary
    camera, I'll use this to shoot slide once in a while and learn to use
    features like spot metering that the 300D lacks. I know the Tamron
    28-200mm is a bit of a compromise but then didn't want to spend too
    much on a camera that I won't use often.

    Thanks for all the help and one more question. Whats the cheapest
    quality way to look at slides other than using your naked eye ;)?

    Siddhartha Jain, Oct 25, 2004
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  2. Congrats! The 5 is a good camera. I would suggest looking for the 40mm (?)
    maxxum pancake for it though, just to add to yur capability. Then the darn
    becomes a pocket camera:)
    Robert Meyers, Oct 25, 2004
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  3. I suppose you mean the 50mm f1.7 that sells for about $60 used :)
    Siddhartha Jain, Oct 25, 2004
  4. Nope. I seen an ad for a 40mm or 45mm F/2 once, like the old rokkor, but
    AF. Not sure if it really exists... Only sticks out the front of the
    camera like 10 - 15mm, if I remember
    correctly. The 50/1.7 is nice, but I am into portability. And that little
    bit is worthwhile.

    Ok, I can go to extremes:)
    Robert Meyers, Oct 25, 2004
  5. Found this:
    But doesn't look like AF.

    Also, found this:


    Siddhartha Jain, Oct 25, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest

    A light table and a 4x and 8x loupe (get good quality loupes).

    A slide projector and a white wall. Lots of projectors on the used market.
    Alan Browne, Oct 25, 2004
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    Mike Guest

    The 45 f2 is only available as manual focus. The 50mm f1.7 is going to be
    about as compact as an AF Minolta lens gets.

    Mike, Oct 25, 2004
  8. My condolences....
    Uranium Committee, Oct 25, 2004
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    Magnus W Guest

    This lens is a creation of your imagination :) Has never existed.
    Magnus W, Oct 25, 2004
  10. Could be an eBay creation too:)

    I remember now, I seen one advertised on eBay. Bet it was an MD being mis-
    advertised.. Then again, a $30 adapter lets you use MD and MC glass. If
    people really wanna go cheap. Or exotic.
    Robert Meyers, Oct 25, 2004
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    Lensman3 Guest

    There is no 40mm pancake in KM's current lens list.
    There was a 45mm f/2 in the MD series.
    please let us know if you find a 40mm AF mount,
    jusr to satisfy my curiousity.
    Lensman3, Oct 30, 2004
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    Lensman3 Guest

    The lens mentioned in eBay is indeed for manual focus cameras.
    It is reputed to be a very good lens.

    If you want a very small camera try the KM freedom zoom erxplorer with
    a clamshell body and a quite good 28-75 lens.
    Lensman3, Oct 30, 2004
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