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Bring Back the Classics

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:45 am
by KevinBarrett
What classic Minolta lenses (AF or MF) would you like Sony to bring into the present Alpha family?

I was daydreaming the other day about a 70-210/4 with Sony's SSM, a focus limiting switch, better flare resistance, and a non-rotating front element. A Beercan MkII, if you will; faster than a 70-300 G and less expensive than a 70-200/2.8, what a beautiful compromise it would be!

Also, a 58/1.2 would be a pretty fantastic 87mm on a cropped sensor. Lightning fast, perfect portrait length...if the "Carl Zeiss" label ever got too expensive for Sony, they might get a good deal on the "Rokkor" name.

Re: Bring Back the Classics

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:28 am
by Cameron
The last version of the Minolta 35 G lens. Just my opinion compared to the newer Sony 35.

I am a pretty big fan of the 200 f/4 macro and 3x-1x f/1.7~2.8 macro. :D Both were fairly expensive in the day of Minolta. I seriously doubt they will ever be reproduced. Never hopes to want!