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Digital Photography Equipment => Lens Talk => Topic started by: Gordon McGeachie on July 16, 2017, 11:22:50 AM

Title: Minolta 40-80 f2.8
Post by: Gordon McGeachie on July 16, 2017, 11:22:50 AM
I know its not A mount, but has anyone here ever heard of or seen one of these?

(https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/SHandimages1/187894.jpg)

(https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/SHandimages2/187894.jpg)

(https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/SHandimages3/187894.jpg)

note to moderators:- please feel free to delete if you think this is not the right place to discuss this lens.
Title: Re: Minolta 40-80 f2.8
Post by: CHOLLY on July 16, 2017, 05:53:03 PM
Never heard of it. But it looks like a VERY cool lens....
Title: Re: Minolta 40-80 f2.8
Post by: Gordon McGeachie on July 16, 2017, 05:55:14 PM
Never heard of it. But it looks like a VERY cool lens....

you do the focussing and zooming on the `dials` on the side..........interesting indeed, ideal for videographers
Title: Re: Minolta 40-80 f2.8
Post by: CHOLLY on July 16, 2017, 06:45:12 PM
You are right about that. I wonder what the image quality would be like on an E mount shooting video?
Title: Re: Minolta 40-80 f2.8
Post by: Gordon McGeachie on July 16, 2017, 09:03:07 PM
This unique lens had a production run of only 3 years and I have no idea how many were made, but this example is £550...........

Yes, may be a good buy for some one to do video, will anyone be brave enough to do it though at that price.?

Title: Re: Minolta 40-80 f2.8
Post by: CHOLLY on July 16, 2017, 10:49:03 PM
HA!

Not me.... ;)