A little jackpot...

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Amamba, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Replied to a CL post about "a box of old Minolta lenses $10 each" and got...

    MC Rokkor-X 50/1.4 PG, MD W. Rokkor-X 28/2.8 with original screw on hood, plus a free polarizer ! Not a bad use of $20... That person also had a 70-210 (variable aperture), yet another 50/1.7, and a 2x TC.

    Now I need to weed out my manual lens collection, I haven't been using them much lately, having taken more interest in A-mounts and native glass.

    So now I have 3 wide primes in same range (Sigma 30/2.8, Kiron 28/2 and now Minolta 28/2.8) and 3 x 50s (SEL50, MC 50/1.4 and MD 50/1.7).

    I think I will get rid of 50/1.7, but choosing a 28 to sell will be tough - Kiron is very nice optically and faster but fairly large & heavy (relatively speaking, it's lighter than 50/1.4), and MD is slower but amazingly tiny and light.
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  2. ddavi78

    ddavi78 TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 28, 2013
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    Nice find...hope I get that lucky one day!

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  3. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    Depending on where you live, CL may be the best place for both buying and selling.
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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  5. mingus2112

    mingus2112 TalkEmount Regular

    Jun 16, 2014
    I'd keep the Minolta 50mm 1.7. . .but then i'm just a Minolta junkie! I found four minolta lenses in a "lot" on craigslist for $50. So it wasn't much more than what you got them for. Nothing as fast, though! I got a 135mm 3.5 (or 2.8? I have 3 135mm, so i forget which), 55mm 1.7, 28mm 3.5 and a 58mm 1.4. When I couldn't find a good time to meet up with the guy (he was about 45 minutes away) he shipped them to me for an extra $10 (priority mail)!

    So, yes, craigslist!

  6. Amamba

    Amamba TalkEmount All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2013
    SE MI
    So, it will be tough choices indeed... I used the Minolta 28/2.8 today and I am really torn between it and Kiron 28/2... Obviously Kiron is faster, and I think it has a nicer bokeh; but this little Minolta is sharp wide open - and also tiny and light.

    Most likely this Minolta will end up on Craigslist - I already have a sharp and light Sigma 30/2.8, so keeping Kiron makes more sense. Plus, it's a harder lens to come by.