Minolta MD zoom lens

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Rhodes, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Rhodes

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    Thinking of buying a 70/80-200mm lens for the minolta x-300s of my father. The minolta ones are fine, or should I go for the other brands, like tokina, vivitar, sigma, etc?
     
  2. Jeff Kubach

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    You can get a Minolta lens through KEH.

    Jeff
     
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    Yes, I was asking more in the terms of the old "what lens is better, minolta or tokina in 70-200?" as a exemple.
     
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    THe minolta zooms are best. The 35-70 3.5 MD and the 70/80 - 200/210 4.0 4.5 MD if I remember those right, they are the best.

    I have the 35-70 and used to use it a lot professionally.

    I still prefer primes though.
     
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    Yes, but I need a good zoom in that focal lenghts. I have a pental 300mm prime, m42 (much heavy...) and for 50mm, a 1.4 revenuon also m42, but i have a adapter for md.
     
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    Get the Minolta glass. It's as good as it gets and the prices are very reasonable.
     
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    aftermarket lenses are never as good as Rokkors.