Konica Minolta DSLR lens Question

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Kramer, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. Kramer

    Kramer Guest

    I notice that the new 5D kit comes with an 18-70mm lens and the 7D kit comes
    with a 28-100mm lens. As the 1.5x factor makes my 24-85mm zoom and 24mm and
    28mm primes into 'longer' lenses, I am in need of a wide angle solution when
    I buy either a 5D or 7D. I put my Maxxum stuff away about 2 years ago
    (okay, I used it once in a while) and have been using my digital point &
    shoot and have been 'waiting-out' the Minolta digital bodies. Based on my
    casual usage and comparing the specs, either the 5D or 7D would work great
    for me, so the lens becomes a serious consideration. Anyone have some
    opinions out there? TIA

    Kramer, Sep 8, 2005
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    Kramer Guest

    Kramer, Sep 8, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    The 7D is a very good DSLR; the 5D promisses to be just as good in terms
    of image if a little less complete in functions.

    For wider, there is the new 17-35mm f/2.8-4.0 (mult by 1.5x for the
    "effective" FL) for about $460.00 (Tamron version); the Maxxum version
    (same manufacturer: Tamron) may be more.

    Currently, except for the 16mm fisheye, that's as wide as it gets for

    Alan Browne, Sep 8, 2005
  4. Kramer

    Kramer Guest


    Do you know if the 28-100 lens on the D7 is the 35mm equiv. figure, or is
    the wide end realyy 42mm (and same for the 5D lens).?

    Kramer, Sep 8, 2005
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    wavelength Guest

    Your old lenses should work without a hitch. Remember, you'll not have
    the ADI functions of the newest lenses. Yes, the focal lenght will have
    to be multiplied by 1.5 on all your lenses. Go get your 5d/7d goodness
    and live. Stop worrying over it, you'll ruin the fun.
    wavelength, Sep 9, 2005
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    The 28-100 on the 7D or 5D will have the perspective of a 28-100 lens,
    but the view-angle of a 42-150 lens. This is also called crop factor.

    The 28-100 is a pathetically bad lens according to Pop Photo SQF testing.
    The 18-70 has not yet been tested.

    If you can find a good sample of either, the Sigma 18-125 and 18-50/2.8
    seem to be the "best" small-circle wide zooms (not full-frame 35mm)
    currently available for Minolta DSLR.

    The Tamron 11-18 rebadged as a K-M will be available Real Soon Now.
    Bill Tuthill, Sep 9, 2005
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    Paul Coen Guest

    What about the Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6? It's for 35mm or APS-C? Theress a
    non-HSM version for Maxxum and Pentax mounts.

    I want one for my film camera -- that's a 122 degree angle of view, and
    the reviews of the lens have been really positive.
    Paul Coen, Sep 10, 2005
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Yup, for either full-frame (film) or APS-C digital sensor. At $709
    the price seems high.
    But the Maxxum mount version isn't less expensive.
    David Hatchner has a comparison of the Canon 17-40/4 and Sigma 12-24
    on pbase. You should take a look. The Sigma is much softer @ 17.
    Bill Tuthill, Sep 12, 2005
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