Minolta "Crossed X" 50mm 1.7 and 70-210 "Beercan"

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
cplunk
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Re: Minolta "Crossed X" 50mm 1.7 and 70-210 "Beercan"
In reply to EarthQuake, Feb 12, 2013

I've had 2 or 3 crossed xx lenses, and at least 2 had a stuck aperture. And maybe a half dozen or more of the similar design "AF lens" logo'd first generation of Maxxum lenses (before the text on the side changed to just "AF") and only 1 sticky aperture out of those.

Of course, there's no difference between theses lenses and the non crossed xx's, other than being a very definite indication that they're amongst the oldest ones out there.  There's always some reference to people collecting them, and I'm aware some people do, but there not so rare that anyone collecting them doesn't already have one (or two or three).

$90 is a pretty good price for the pair, assuming they work. Wouldn't be a bad price for just the 70-210 f4. There pretty good lenses, and assume age hasn't caught up with them, I'm sure you'll be pleased with the results.

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