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Aww yeah...new toy on it's way.
« on: September 01, 2012, 02:29:14 AM »
Just got shipping confirmation (from Tokyo lol) for this bad boy.

80-200G by ACDavis85, on Flickr

Minolta 80-200 2.8 APO-G. I'll have more information when it gets here. I'm going to try to do an un-boxing video, I'll share that here as well as a review etc, of what I think of it. Super excited to get it...paid $1,300, complete with the hood, both caps, and the hard case. I legitimately need this lens for work. If you saw my thread about shooting for Lifetouch now, I'm sure that 2.8 will help immensely when shooting football/baseball/etc games.

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Re: Aww yeah...new toy on it's way.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 02:39:09 AM »
It's a great lens - you'll love it :D

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Re: Aww yeah...new toy on it's way.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 02:42:41 AM »
A fabulous lens and works beautifully with the a77 ... Have fun!
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Re: Aww yeah...new toy on it's way.
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 02:57:28 PM »
Well my video camera is not cooperating, but anyway... I got the lens. It came from Japan in about 3 bus. days! I thought that was crazy, considering the est. delivery date was 9/17!

For those who don't have one or the other of these lenses, I took a couple side-by-side shots of the Beer Can and the G lenses. It's a pretty significant difference, obviously...the front elements alone are 55 compared to 72mm.


Minolta Tele Comparison 1 by ACDavis85, on Flickr


Minolta Tele Comparison 2 by ACDavis85, on Flickr


Minolta Tele Comparison 3 by ACDavis85, on Flickr

I've not had time to go out and put it through it's paces just yet, but I plan to quite soon.
-Adam FLICKR <- Click me!

Sony α700 With Grip
Sony 18-70 f/3.5-5.6
Minolta 80-200 f/2.8
Minolta 70-210 f/4 "Beercan"
Minolta 50 f/1.7
Minolta 35-70 f/4 (for sale)
56AM Flash