What is wrong with this Minolta lens?

Started Dec 31, 2012 | Questions thread
cplunk
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Re: What is wrong with this Minolta lens?
In reply to Chioti, Jan 2, 2013

Chioti wrote:

Thanks Paul and everyone who helped. The lens is being returned.

In terms of a newer lens a similar focal range to bridge the gap between the 16-50 and 70-300 what are good alternatives?

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Stelios

Why look for a different lens just cause you got a bad copy or this one?

My understanding is that these were some of the first Minolta A mount / Maxxum AF lenses, but they were made and sold brand new for many years, possibly several decades. And some will have seen a lot more use than others.

I've also bought and returned a 35-105 off ebay due to a stuck aperture, and bought a second one from a different seller that works great.  If you don't want to be involved with the  hassle and risk consider buying used from a camera store, keh.com usually has a large selection of Minolta Maxxum gear, adorama and b&h also generally have some. And local camera shops will also commonly have some items that they've taken the time to test and offer some assurances it will work.

Even newer lenses can have issues like this, or worse.

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