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Digital Photography Equipment => Lens Talk => Topic started by: 1mjordan on June 15, 2008, 11:44:44 AM

Title: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: 1mjordan on June 15, 2008, 11:44:44 AM
Oh dear I'm mad, I'm afraid I've just bought one from Ian Hobday on ebay just waiting for the confirmation of postage + lens price then paypal is going to love me...:)

I'm very excited and looking for a cheap sherpa to go with the lens it looks heavy...:)
Title: Re: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: fother on June 15, 2008, 11:46:11 AM
Sweeeeet!

Ian's a good seller, I'm sure you'll have no problem :D
Title: Re: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: 1mjordan on June 15, 2008, 11:51:45 AM
I looked for him on here before I even contacted him about the lens, seen a comment you had made in a thread about having bought from him before and that he was very reputable...:)

So maybe you should be looking commission...lol.
Title: Re: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: Stef. on June 15, 2008, 11:54:21 AM
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I'm very excited and looking for a cheap sherpa to go with the lens it looks heavy...Smiley

1920g- I think that's about the heaviest lens on the market ;) Well done! What did you pay if I may ask? It has fantastic reviews!
Stef. :P
Title: Re: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: tpe on June 15, 2008, 11:54:55 AM
Wow thats a dream lens and a half. Do me a favor though, when you find out that occasionally it is possible to get pictures without a tripod dont get lazy, remember it is only the exception rather than the rule and try and keep using a tripod when you can, otherwise you risk getting dissapointed and not getting the full sharpness out of the lens. Congratulations, btw and i hope you are both very happy together and may you have lots and lots of pictures :).

tim
Title: Re: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: 1mjordan on June 15, 2008, 12:05:25 PM
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I'm very excited and looking for a cheap sherpa to go with the lens it looks heavy...Smiley

1920g- I think that's about the heaviest lens on the market ;) Well done! What did you pay if I may ask? It has fantastic reviews!
Stef. :P
Stef it was $2999 or just over £1500 not inc postage and insurance, I've seen them come and go on ebay and all around this price, this is the first to be on whilst I've had the money...:)


Wow thats a dream lens and a half. Do me a favor though, when you find out that occasionally it is possible to get pictures without a tripod dont get lazy, remember it is only the exception rather than the rule and try and keep using a tripod when you can, otherwise you risk getting dissapointed and not getting the full sharpness out of the lens. Congratulations, btw and i hope you are both very happy together and may you have lots and lots of pictures :).

tim

Thanks for the advice Tim, I have a benbo thats heavier than the lens but I'm looking into a lighter one and or a monpod...:)



Title: Re: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: Frank [aka Wires] on June 15, 2008, 02:03:54 PM
I wondered who had bought that glass Michael... well done :)

I came across it on ebay and it looked extremely good... attempted a bit of maths to see if it was a "possible"... but decided it was a dreamer for me. Mind, you didn't let the grass grow in getting it ;)

Look forward to seeing some of the shots from it :)

Fank [Wires]
Title: Re: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: Rob aka [minolta mad] on June 15, 2008, 06:02:11 PM
Oh dear I'm mad.

We already knew that ;), but then again arent we all mad here at DD !

Very nice lens, look forward to seeing some images with it.




Rob [minolta mad]
Title: Re: Minolta 400 F4.5 HS APO G
Post by: tpe on June 15, 2008, 06:31:53 PM
And so says mad (rob) :). so you had really better watch out;)

tim (tpe)