Just ordered Minolta 35-105 f/3.5-4.5...

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
al. Senior Member • Posts: 1,251
I think you bought the restyled (RS) version

TheVoid wrote:

...and I really hope it's the original. $39 from KEH seemed like a great price for EX condition. It did indicate macro and I think the subsequent models didn't have macro. I got rid of my Tamron 18-200 several months ago, leaving me with only my 30mm and 50mm primes in the standard range. I love them to death, but the zoom is missed for a lot of walkaround shooting.

Anybody's experiences with this lens would be welcome - there weren't as many reviews online as I normally see before buying, but for this price it wasn't a huge gamble.

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The original version is usually listed for much much more than $39. There is an original version (no hood) listed right now for $119.

The original version performs much better than the restyled version. I used to have both of them at the same time. I have since sold the RS version and still have the original. Although I plan to sell it.

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