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    New lenses :)

    A friend of mine at work was gracious enough to give me three lenses and a flash that he had in storage from when he had a minolta maxxum (those lenses fortunately work with the Sony alpha line). The three lenses included a 50mm/f1.7, a 35-70mm with macro function, and a 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 beercan telephoto. So far, I'm liking what I see with these lenses - may turn into regularly used lenses for me...


    Here's a shot using the 70-300mm lens that I took nearby:

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    Wrong forum. Can a mod move it for me please?
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    right on ! that's cool that they work on your Sony,

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    that picture will surely get MadDoc worked up tonight...

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    Former member of the forums???

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Former member of the forums???
    lol, yeah, where has that rodent gone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by indy View Post
    lol, yeah, where has that rodent gone?

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    A shot of the moon I just took a few minutes ago with the new lens:

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    Beautiful shot of the moon. I have a Nikon D700 and just bought a 300mm lens, can't wait to take it for a test run out to the local Bald Eagle sanctuary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrazen View Post
    Beautiful shot of the moon. I have a Nikon D700 and just bought a 300mm lens, can't wait to take it for a test run out to the local Bald Eagle sanctuary.
    You'll have to post some pictures up in the photography forum once you get them...I'd love to have a bald eagle sanctuary around here to shoot...
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    Very Nice! I wish I was that lucky. My Father had a really nice Minolta that he dropped In Hawaii and he told me I could try all his lenses. Unfortunately they DO NOT fit my new Nikon. I need a good tele, but some what of an all-arounder - any ideas? I like the Nikon glass, but it is spendy above many others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    A shot of the moon I just took a few minutes ago with the new lens:
    very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy View Post
    A shot of the moon I just took a few minutes ago with the new lens:

    that Sony does you right Indy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybotron r_9 View Post
    that Sony does you right Indy.
    Thanks Cybo. I've been pretty happy so far with the Sony. Its done a lot of what I've wanted to do in a camera, and the only thing that's been holding me back is maybe my inventory of lenses. I've actually wanted for a while to get my hands on some of the minolta lenses because they have a reputation of being very well built and producing colors and a warmth that you don't get with other lenses. Plus, these lenses are full frame lenses, which means that when I move up to one of the pro models that is a full frame sensor camera, I don't have to worry about the lenses that I currently have that are designed specifically for the aps-c 4/3 sensor.

    In any case, these lenses I think will be a lot of fun to play with
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    Nice work Indy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Nice work Indy.
    Thanks
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