Just bought a Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 100-200mm 1:45(22) "Mini Beercan"

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by ecaggiani, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani TalkEmount Regular

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    Ed Caggiani
    Reading TalkNex has given me the encouragement to experiment with some older glass for my 3N, so I just picked up a Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 100-200mm F4.5 "Mini Beercan" from ebay for a total of $41 shipped.

    I have the LA-EA2 adaptor for A-mount lenses, so I figured for that cheap, I'll give it a shot. The reviews seemed pretty strong at Dyxum.

    I haven't received it yet, but I'll be sure to test it out and post some test shots. Anyone here have any experience with these?
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
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    Jim
    I will be interested to see the results. The Minolta 'can lenses seem to be highly regarded.
     
  3. HabsFan

    HabsFan TalkEmount Veteran

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    That's a nice compact AF lens and pretty sharp. I used to have one when I had an A35. Main thing I didn't like about it was the MFD was about 2 meters. If you like taking close ups of flowers and bugs, you will bump up against this limit. If you like it but want something more flexible, try out the AF 70-210 3.5-4.5. Range is a bit more flexible and MFD is closer to 1m.
     
  4. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani TalkEmount Regular

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    Ed Caggiani
    I was mainly looking to get the longer distance with this lens, so close ups weren't really a factor. Plus, for $40 it seemed worth the risk :)

    I did look at the 70-210 but they all seemed to start at $100+ and though that's still pretty inexpensive, I felt the smaller size of the 100-200 at less than half the price would be a good way for me to test the waters with legacy lenses. Can't wait for it to arrive! Glad to hear it is well-regarded and sharp. Might make a great addition to my bag when we go to Machu Picchu in September.
     
  5. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani TalkEmount Regular

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    Finally got a chance to take a couple of snaps with the Minolta Maxxum AF 100-200 mini beercan. Kinda digging it :)

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    pinkflowers.
     
  6. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani TalkEmount Regular

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    One more of my coworker shooting a spider with his Nikon.

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  7. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Nick
    Lovely shots ;)
     
  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Those are certainly clear and sharp. Nice.

    Tony
     
  9. ecaggiani

    ecaggiani TalkEmount Regular

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    Ed Caggiani
    Thanks guys!

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