Minolta 50mm F1.4 RS

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Hi everyone, Recently, I was disassembling my favorite Minolta MD 50mm 1.4 lens and realized that it was impossible to put back the ball bearing into the aperture ring. Without the ball bearing, the aperture ring does not stay open and become loose and will not stay wide open. I found the little dent where the ball sits but the gap between the lens and the aperture is really tight, every time I try to stick the ball, it would either shoot out or move out of place. I would really appreciate...
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For a beginner, whether I should spend money on a new lens with warranty or an old lens which comes for half the price?
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Hello Just interested knowing wether the minolta rokkor 50mm 1:1.4 PG is able to be mounted on sony a-mount body directly? (sony a65) if no, which adapter should I look for? Thanks.
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So, I recently upgraded from Sony A77 to A99 and I'm looking over my lenses. Right now I don't have any lense wider than my Minolta 50mm f/1.4, which I absolutely love. I use it all the time, but I want to start shooting more landscape/environment/sunsets and stuff since I've been focusing a lot on portraits, animals and just single subject photos.  I love primes and have no issues with them at all, and I use mostly natural light, often sparse and dim, so the price/performance is a big thing...
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Hi Looking for the best quality for stills - I can always use the GH2 for video I have a GH2 and GF3 with 14mm and kit lens I have an old KM 5d, with minolta 50mm 1.4, KM 17 - 35 2.8 zoom and a nice sony flash. I have been slightly disappointed with the grain i can see from my micro-4/3 cameras compared to my 10 year old Konica minolta 5d. Do i get a a55 / a580 body and use my old lenses or go for the leica 25mm and stick with my panasonic bodies? I have been using the minolta lenses on the...
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