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Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review.

Lens Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5   2588-610 Box contents
Hood, front and rear caps and a user’s manual. Cost My copy says $376.00 on the box, from a retail camera store in the 1990s.  $70-$120 in good used condition as of this review.…

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Minolta AF 80-200mm F/4.5-5.6 Shutter Cap Review

Here’s a brief look at the Minolta AF 80-200mm shutter cap zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens Minolta AF 80-200mm F/4.5-5.6 shutter cap Box contents
Rear cap and user’s manual. Cost $30-$50 in good used condition. Build quality Cheap plastic, but good fit and finish. Additional information
Introduced in 1988. Specifications below
Optical configuration 9 elements in…

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Minolta AF 100-200mm F/4.5 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Minolta AF 100-200mm F/4.5 telephoto zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review.

Lens Minolta AF 100-200mm F/4.5 Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, and users manual. Cost Available on eBay for around $100, depending on condition. Build quality Very good Additional information
Lower price alternative to the Minolta AF 70-210mm F/4 Specifications

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NEX 3-5 Review

NEX camera quick review

 

Below is a running review of the new Sony NEX 3-5 cameras.  I’m not going to bore you with a normal review, (which is similar to writing an owner’s manual), and would rather pontificate on the actual image quality, handling, performance and value.  Below the photo is a general thoughts section which I’ll be updating …

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Sony NEX 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 OSS Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony NEX 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens Sony NEX E-mount 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6   SEL1855 Box contents
Hood, front and rear caps and a user’s manual. Cost $300, or an extra $100 with camera as a kit. Build quality Very good. Additional information
Introduced in 2010.  Has built-in optical…

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Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F3.5-5.6G VR Review

Here’s a brief look at the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G VR zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, and a users manual. Cost $199 retail by itself, or $100 as part of kit. Build quality Good Additional information
Basic kit lens with…

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