Tee Hee :-) These 5 A mount lenses for under £150 :-)

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ewraven Regular Member • Posts: 171
Re: Tee Hee :-) These 5 A mount lenses for under £150 :-)

snap wrote:

What a bargain and great finds.

I dust off the vintage Maxxum lenses I used on film cameras decades ago and the results on digital are surprisingly good. The rubber zoom rings oxidize and develop a white powdery surface but scrubbing with an old toothbrush brings it back to looking good.

Some of my favorites are the older Maxxum 28-135mm, 70-210mm beercan, 35-70mm mini beercan, the 24-105mm and the 50mm f2.8 macro. These are older than the Xi series powerzooms so could be found very cheap.

Sorry to hear about the A100. You could find another one and use this one for parts.


I always assumed the 100-200 f4.5 was the considered the mini beercan?

I have been on Minolta kick also.

I was given a Minolta film camera that came with a Minolta 50mm f1.7 in great condition.

I picked up a Minolta 100-200 f4.5 for 38 dollars(us)

I then found a Big beercan 70-210 f4 on B&H for 80 dollars in excellent shape.

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