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    Lenses for my Minolta

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    Hi, everyone!!
    I would like folk's suggustions as to what zoom lens I could/should use. I currently own: 35mm MC Rokkor; 55mm MC Rokkor, and 200mm Accura. That 200mm is a HEAVY sucker!!
    My camera is a Minolta SLR srt101 circa about 1970ish [maybe 1971!?] So far, it behaves beautifully. It had been an 'orphan' [Black Dog!]

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    There are zillions of MC and MD mount zooms out there. I would find a good condition Rokkor 28-85, but that's just me. You might want something longer, shorter, who knows? There's a lot of 70-210, or similar, too.

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    I like a 24 or 28. Anything in a Rokkor is good quality glass.
    DIGITAL IS FOR THOSE AFRAID OF THE DARK.

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    Vivitar, Series 1, 90-180mm f4.5 Flat Field Zoom. My XD11 would be naked without it.

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    I just picked up a 28mm Celtic, 135mm Celtic, 200mm Celtic prime, A Minolta Macro bellows and a 100-200 Rokkor MD Zoom on Ebay for $60 INCLUDING shipping for everything.

    Oh and I also got a SRT 100 for with a 55mm prime for an additional $10 plus s&h...

    I just missed by 15 minutes bidding on a 24-85 Rokkor for that sold for $15 (sob)!

    Time is ripe for Minolta lens picking in MD or MC mount...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbooks
    Vivitar, Series 1, 90-180mm f4.5 Flat Field Zoom. My XD11 would be naked without it.
    More original Series 1, all worth having:

    28/1.9
    90/2.5 Macro
    135/2.3
    200/3
    35-85/2.8 Varifocal (not a zoom -- refocus with new f.l.)
    'Solid Cat' mirror lens 600/8 and 800/11

    I still have all but the 28/1.9, sold to a friend, and the 800/11 -- too long, too slow (I had one). And, of course, I still have the 90-180/4.5. The zoom and the varifocal both lack contrast after nearly 30 years.

    Cheers,

    R.

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    Kiron 28mm f/2 is a charm; 100mm f/2.5 and/or 85mm f/1.7 for portraits. All great glass.

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    The zooms I like to carry(all Genuine Minolta) are the Rokkor 24-50, 35-70, and the 70-210. Other's I have but don't use as much, which are also great zooms are the 24-35, 28-85, 75-200. All of the zooms I mention are great lenses. But, you will still never beat a good prime lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unohuu
    Kiron 28mm f/2 is a charm; 100mm f/2.5 and/or 85mm f/1.7 for portraits. All great glass.
    I'll back the Kiron 28/2 too. Not used the others.

    Didn't Kiron make some of the Series 1 lenses?

    Cheers,

    R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Hicks
    "... Didn't Kiron make some of the Series 1 lenses...?"
    They made the first 70-210mm Series 1. Don't know about other Series 1 lenses, but they also manufactured some Nikon-branded stuff

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