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    nutswingers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralnphot View Post
    I'm happy that you are getting the answers you need, however I'm a little aprehensive of the title. This isn't the frat house or a locker room, and there are women and young'uns that read these threads. I think in the future please be a little less trashy in the heading.
    Don't worry about it. You are getting better than 97% of the active members. I will not make any specific recommendations because my experience was with the SR-7 through X-700. The Minolta optics are very good; if they weren't Leica would have never teamed with them.

    [quote=Cork;1021555]The lens offered with the 600si you showed would put me off, but I'm not big on massive 3rd party zooms. /quote]

    Don't be so cavalier, Tamron lens are made by the folks that built the Bronicas, which did have very good optics. I have a Tamron XR 28 mm to 300 mm zoom which is only slightly poorer than my Nikon 28 mm to 200 mm zoom mainly because it covers a longer range.

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I found a good deal on a Maxxum 5 and an srt 100 I'm going to probably snatch those up the next time I get paid. I would get a Maxxum 4 at the pawn shop across the street from my house but I'm not a big fan of plastic lens mounts.

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    Oh and I have not lost interest in my FT I love it to pieces, I shot it today but I've wanted a Minolta forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cork View Post
    The lens offered with the 600si you showed would put me off, but I'm not big on massive 3rd party zooms. /quote]

    Don't be so cavalier, Tamron lens are made by the folks that built the Bronicas, which did have very good optics. I have a Tamron XR 28 mm to 300 mm zoom which is only slightly poorer than my Nikon 28 mm to 200 mm zoom mainly because it covers a longer range.

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    Steve,

    Sorry you misinterpreted my post. I meant to say that I do not like/care for/use very wide range zoom lenses, particularly those made by third party manufacturers. I did not mean to imply that such lenses could not be decent optics. To me, that meant the 600si under offer in the ad quoted was coming with a lens for which I would have had no use, other than to resell. I believe the widest range zoom I use from time to time is a 28-135mm Minolta AF lens. It's a bit larger and heavier than the Tamron, but the quality is actually quite decent.

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    I just bought a Maxxum 8000i camera with a Minolta 35-70 AF zoom and 10 creative expansion cards for 50 bucks. It's a good upgrade from my Maxxum 7000. My Tamron 28-200 AF lens fits both as well. Good deals on Minolta cameras are everywhere these days. I've been a Minolta user since I bought my first SRT101 in the late 60's.

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    I have a 3xi, 7000i, Maxxum 5, and a Maxxum 7. The Maxxum 5 gets a lot more playing time because of it's small size and features. I take the 3xi and 7000i when I'm not worry about them getting banged up. The Maxxum 7 gets playing time when I'm doing professional work or want to record a special event.

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    Hello,

    Get a Maxxum 9, or if that's too much money (>$350 these days), then get a Maxxum 7. Anything less would be silly at the prices they sell for today.

    I enjoy my 9's, but I prefer my XE7 and my 570. Better choice of glass.

    The advantage to the Maxxum is that you can share glass with your Sony Alpha - that's what I do.

    Let us know what you decide.

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    M3, M5, CLE, Minolta XE7, Minolta Maxxum 9, Minolta Maxxum 9000, Nikon F3HP, etc., etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaplain Jeff View Post
    Hello,

    Get a Maxxum 9, or if that's too much money (>$350 these days), then get a Maxxum 7. Anything less would be silly at the prices they sell for today.

    I enjoy my 9's, but I prefer my XE7 and my 570. Better choice of glass.

    The advantage to the Maxxum is that you can share glass with your Sony Alpha - that's what I do.

    Let us know what you decide.

    Jeff M
    I agree. If I had the money I would have had purchased a 9. I love the 7. The next best thing would be to get a 7 and a 5.

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