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Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« on: August 07, 2017, 01:12:18 PM »
  I am in the process of Buying a Sony A99 and want to get the Best Zoom for the money ( Not the CZ) Thats out of my budget, Can you recommend one ?  The zoom range 28-80 or around that . Thank you

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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2017, 05:41:52 PM »
you don't say where your are from, but this store in the UK  have a few in this range here.................

http://www.ffordes.com/category/Lenses/Sony/Minolta_AF/Sony/Minolta

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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 09:44:10 AM »
You might also want to consider the Sigma and Tamron 27-70 f/2.8 A mount lenses.

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/cameras-and-camcorders/photography-accessories/lenses/sigma-24-70-mm-f-2-8-ex-dg-if-hsm-standard-zoom-lens-for-sony-10155683-pdt.html?awc=1599_1502181553_b7d7e3b4d82ae214788b6518cbe1aead&srcid=369&xtor=AL-1&cmpid=aff~Camerapricebuster~Comparison%20Engine~24658&awid=24658


https://www.bristolcameras.co.uk/p-tamron-24-70mm-f2-8-sp-di-usd-lens-sony-fitting.htm

I have the Sigma, and have been quite happy with it.
The Tamron is a bit more expensive, but may be easier to get hold of (Sigma are moving towards their Art range, but have not brought out the 24-70 Art in A mount).
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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2017, 03:37:41 PM »
LOTS of options. :)
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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 04:06:33 AM »
Can't help I am afraid.  My choice of 27-70 was the CZ.  Other than being heavy it is a top class lens but, as you point out, rather expensive....john
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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 04:59:33 AM »
^^^Have you SEEN what Sony is asking for the GII version?!?! :o
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 04:41:15 PM »
I think that all the new lens` that are coming out for the E mount are grossly overpriced, way beyond what the `normal` photographer can afford
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 06:13:05 PM »
^^^This is the trend and Sony is leading the way. :(

Cellphones have SERIOUSLY cut into camera sales, ESPECIALLY point and shoots, so companies are staying alive by charging MORE for specific products.

It's only going to get worse as the DSLR/ILC market continues to shrink. :(
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 01:12:56 PM »
The recent E mount lenses are all 'premium' Full Frame Lenses, and have been priced accordingly.

When you add in the general price rises for imported goods due to the ongoing weakness on the Pound, it's hardly surprising they seem expensive.

Sony are trying to target the 'Pro' market, by offering gear that matches or exceeds the top end from Canon / Nikon - but it does leave a gap in the budget / intermediate level.
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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 05:45:46 PM »
I am sure they can release some reasonably priced primes.

The likes of a new pocket rocket 135mm f2.8, for around £250 would be great........
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 07:35:57 PM »
They have the new FE 85mm 1.8 as an example of an inexpensive quality lens. But the MAJORITY of the new FE and re-released A mount lenses are ALL premium priced.

I mean... the original 70-200mm f/2.8 G was expensive at $2000.00... but the new GII is $3000.00!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2017, 09:36:36 AM »
The only way we are likely to get 'budget' lenses is if Sigma or Tamron bring them out.

Looking at Canon & Nikon

Canon 135 f/2  £859
Nikon 135 f/2 £1075
(They only do an f/2, not an f/2.8)

But no 'budget option from either.

Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM II  £1699
Nikon  70-200 f/2.8 FL Ed VR £2199
Sony A 70-200 f/2.8 G SSM II £2499
Sony E 70-200 f/2.8 G Master £2499

Economies of scale are clear here - the price increasing as market share decreases
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2 x A900/VG, A6000
CZ 16-35 f/2.8, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 HSM, Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 Di USD, Sony 70-300G,
Tamron 150-600, Sony 50 f1.4, Minolta 85 f1.4 G RS, Sony 100 f2.8 Macro
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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2017, 03:53:06 PM »
Yep. :(
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Re: Looking For Minolta Maxxum Zoom AF Lens For Sony A99
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 09:36:49 PM »
Diverting slightly, I think that if the likes of Samyang should a/f some of there fine lens` and just put about £100 on the price, should sell like hotcakes.......

That may make Sony think more about the prices
A700, VG-C70AM, Sony 50mm f1.4,SAL1870, Sony 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G SSM, A350,A550,3600HSD, Minolta 135, 500 Reflex, Sigma 10-20,  Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD ASP IF, Sigma 400, Tamron 90, ,Nissin Di866 MKII,Interfit 150w 2 head kit, Giottos MTL9351B/MH5011
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