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Re: A99-2

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:13 am
by ValeryD
Finally, I had time to check out my "new" old Minolta 17-35 D 2.8-4. I took some pictures in dark places and in poor lighting, and I must admit that this is a very good lens, for the money. :) 200 dollars is nothing wrong with this lens quality. AF works very good and fast, sharpness good too. Colour - sure it's nice Minolta colour. :)

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Re: A99-2

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:28 am
by sury
Yep. Love those colors Valery. I think it is more to do with the photographer.
That's my opinion and I am sticking to it. :)

Sury

Re: A99-2

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:37 pm
by sury
Valery,
I found a 17-35 Minolta lens on eBay. Is that what you meant?

Sury

Re: A99-2

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:03 pm
by ValeryD
sury wrote:Valery,
I found a 17-35 Minolta lens on eBay. Is that what you meant?

Sury

Minolta 17-35 has two versions - 17-35 G F3.5 (https://www.dyxum.com/lenses/detail.asp?IDLens=26)
and 17-35 D F2.8-4.0 (https://www.dyxum.com/lenses/detail.asp?IDLens=27)
And what is the difference between these lenses.
http://kurtmunger.com/super_wide_zoomid99.html
I got the Minolta 17-35 D and am very pleased with this version. So far, it works well. I paid for the lens just $ 200 СAD, then everything for this price is super. :)

Re: A99-2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:29 am
by sury
Thank you Valery. I see one for US$170. But it said 17-35. Your original said 15-35. Hence my question.

Sury

Re: A99-2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:19 am
by ValeryD
sury wrote:Thank you Valery. I see one for US$170. But it said 17-35. Your original said 15-35. Hence my question.

Sury

Sorry, sury, :cry: It's my mistake... I already fixed it. :(

PS. $200 CAD = $150.88 US...

Re: A99-2

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:07 am
by sury
This one is coming from Korea. Free shipping. Let me keep looking then. My main interest is on the 17mm side for Milky Way shoots.

Sury

Re: A99-2

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:21 am
by aster
Lovely photos and I love the costumes that the girls are wearing as elves. :)

I believe you did great with your new lens; it's never the equipment but it's the person holding the camera and his/her eye for photography and you're one fine photographer! :D

Thanks for sharing and now I'll visit an old lens of mine too! :) Never get tired of an old friend.
Yildiz

Re: A99-2

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:03 pm
by ValeryD
Some night shots from a99-2 + Tamron 70-300
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Re: A99-2

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:18 pm
by aster
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Just WOW! I'm speechless…

:) Thanks for sharing, Valery.
Yildiz

Re: A99-2

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:00 pm
by sury
Totally with Yildiz, Valery.

Sury

Re: A99-2

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:59 pm
by ValeryD
Thank you guys for the comments! :)

Re: A99-2

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:15 am
by ValeryD
Winter
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Re: A99-2

Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:52 am
by sury
Fantastic shots Valery.

Re: A99-2

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:34 am
by aster
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The amount of texture captured on the dried plants is impressive …
A fine look at the plant and the capabilities of the camera. :)

Thanks for sharing, Valery.
Yildiz