Cheap and light lens for Minolta Maxxum 5

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Siddhartha Jain, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I am looking to buy a cheap and light travel lens for my Maxxum 5.
    Cheap because I don't use the maxxum all that much so don't want to
    spend mega-$$$ on a lens for it and light because I will use it for
    travelling/hiking/trekking.

    I am looking at two lens:
    - Minolta 35-70mm f4
    - Minolta 28-85mm f3.5/4.5

    Both can be had for very cheap on eBay (less than $50). Any
    suggestions/comments?

    - Siddhartha
     
    Siddhartha Jain, Apr 2, 2005
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  2. Hmmm ... The 35-70mm f4 is half the weight of the 28-85mm. So should I
    go for the 35-70mm?

    - Siddhartha
     
    Siddhartha Jain, Apr 2, 2005
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  3. Siddhartha Jain

    Jim Nason Guest


    I can't speak for the quality, but a the 28/85 is much more versatile
    and the 35/70 particularly for travel, both scenics and cities. If it
    weighs a few ounces more, it is worth it.

    jim
     
    Jim Nason, Apr 6, 2005
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