I just stopped at a thrift store on the way home from work and they had a Minolta 100-200mm/3.5 for $5.00. It is the Celtic brand so not the best of Minolta's lenses I hear. I haven't shot anything with it but it looks okay. They also had another camera there in a case but I don't need any more cameras and I didn't even look at what kind it was. I should stop in and see what kind it is at least. The zoom is my first zoom lense and although I have other lenses and really didn't need it, I just couldn't pass it up for $5. I suppose in its day it was a $200 lense, so why not? Ric.