David Kilpatrick wrote:
Finding the A99 a problem - I can't get close enough. I shoot so many things very close. I need to think about going back to a 24-105mm just because it does close focus a little better.
Greg Beetham wrote:Hi Mike
You don’t recognize an X-700? Maybe it’s the old tripod head it’s mounted on that I had gotten half way through restoring that’s making it look funny.
Ps I had a look in my Minolta lens list and they did make a ‘similar’ one in AF way back in 1985 http://kurtmunger.com/minolta_af_35_70mm_f_4_reviewid180.html but it’s an old model now and it really needs updating to 8 pin and (D) standard. There was another re-designed one in 1992 but it didn’t have a macro switch.
mikeriach wrote:Now I'm drooling. A partnership made in heaven.
I can't remember the costs but none of the MD stuff was exactly cheap.
I was a student when I started collecting and had a good first job to continue the aquisitions.
Minolta lenses - 24-35, 28 f2.8, 35-70, 35-105, 50 f1.7, 70-210 f4, 100-300 plus a Tamron 500 mirror.
The MD1 seemed to last for ever on a set of Duracells and the button batteries in the cameras lasted for years.
I loved my MD stuff.
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