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Beercan - got it cheap
« on: April 15, 2015, 10:39:30 AM »
Just picked up a beercan lens for £35 off tinternet, it's supposed to be in excellent condition and comes with the hood too.  Will see what it's like when it arrives.  From what I have read people seem to say it's a good lens.
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Re: Beercan - got it cheap
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2015, 04:43:35 PM »
Just picked up a beercan lens for £35 off tinternet, it's supposed to be in excellent condition and comes with the hood too.  Will see what it's like when it arrives.  From what I have read people seem to say it's a good lens.

one of Minolta`s classic lens`, has a very good reputation for being sharp................

I can strongly recommend getting a Minolta 135mm f2.8, affectionately known as the pocket rocket......
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Re: Beercan - got it cheap
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 06:42:22 PM »
Just picked up a beercan lens for £35 off tinternet, it's supposed to be in excellent condition and comes with the hood too.  Will see what it's like when it arrives.  From what I have read people seem to say it's a good lens.

It is an exceptional portrait lens. And it looks like you got it for a good price.

2 notes: Beware of flare when the sun is in one of the quadrants of the picture, and Chromatic Abberation is a problem when medium to strong backlighting is illuminating your subject. Both can be removed in post, but if you keep those minor flaws in mind while you compose, you can minimize the amount of work later on.

Enjoy your "new" lens. :D
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