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

    K
     
    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
    Maxxum.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 8, 2005
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  4. Kramer

    Kramer Guest

    Alan,

    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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  6. Kramer

    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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  8. Kramer

    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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