Sony A330 with Minolta AF 28-135 zoom

Discussion in 'Sony' started by ManhattanMan, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. ManhattanMan

    ManhattanMan Guest

    I recently got a Sony A-330 DSLR, primarily so I could use my Minolta AF
    28-135mm zoom off my old Maxxum. Everything is fine, except with the
    difference in size of the image collection medium (CCD vs film) my 28mm
    wide angle is now the equivalent of ~40mm.
    I'm trying to decide whether to get the Sony kit lens 18-55mm (giving me
    back the same as a 28mm wide angle), and I've read the image quality is
    fairly good) or a good 72mm .6X wide angle adapter, which are priced
    ridiculously high, even higher than the Sony AF lens, for a single
    element piece of glass!!!). Best choice for the adapter seems to be the
    Cavision LWA06X72, but they state that it only allows focusing in the
    macro mode. Why? Are they referring to video, since it seems to be a
    broadcast commercial item. I've been using a .7X adapter on my Hi-8
    Canon video camera for 14 years, and it works perfect.
    Any suggestions welcome...
    TIA

    Don
     
    ManhattanMan, Feb 13, 2010
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  2. ManhattanMan

    ManhattanMan Guest

    Alan Browne wrote:
    > On 10-02-13 17:56 , ManhattanMan wrote:
    >> I recently got a Sony A-330 DSLR, primarily so I could use my Minolta AF
    >> 28-135mm zoom off my old Maxxum. Everything is fine, except with the
    >> difference in size of the image collection medium (CCD vs film) my 28mm
    >> wide angle is now the equivalent of ~40mm.

    >
    > The 28-135 is a decent lens indeed.
    >
    >> I'm trying to decide whether to get the Sony kit lens 18-55mm (giving me
    >> back the same as a 28mm wide angle), and I've read the image quality is

    >
    > It's not a great lens, nor is it shoddy. With that camera, probably
    > fine. However, it is cropped, so if the day comes for you to go to full
    > frame, that lens will be somewhat useless. (It doesn't cost too much,
    > so no biggie).
    >
    > Consider the (cropped):
    > http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/423718-REG/Tamron_AF016M700_17_50mm_f_2_8_XR_Di.html
    >
    > About $450 new.
    >
    > If you can find one (full frame).
    > http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/reviews/tamron_17_35_review.html
    > About $500 new.
    >
    >> fairly good) or a good 72mm .6X wide angle adapter, which are priced
    >> ridiculously high, even higher than the Sony AF lens, for a single

    >
    > As a general rule, avoid adding modifiers to the optical path, esp.
    > single optical elements on the front (I assume this is what you mean).
    > Out of the two, I'd go for the lens not the 'adaptor'.
    >
    >
    >

    Hi Alan,
    Thanks for the quick reply. Your thoughts are the same as I'm tending
    to lean to. The adapter MIGHT work, but there's no doubt the Sony lens
    will at least give decent results, plus be over a full pound lighter to
    carry around for the mundane shots :)... If later the A-330 is
    upgraded, I'd have the basic lens to go with it for resale.
     
    ManhattanMan, Feb 14, 2010
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    i like it

    what its price???
     
    kosayka2, Nov 25, 2010
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