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Equipment used for this article; the Sony A900 and Minolta AF 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5 lens.

 

Here’s a typical scene from a tourist trap destination, usually somewhere in the southern US: an older guy wearing sandals, dress socks and a Madras or Guayabera shirt, carrying around a Nikon or Leica camera outfit and taking snapshots at high noon.  After …

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Minolta AF 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5

Here’s a brief look at the Minolta AF 28-85mm F/3.5-4.5  zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens Minolta AF 28-85mm F3.5-/4.5 Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, and users manual. Cost Available on eBay for around $100, depending on condition. Build quality Good, to very good Additional information
This is the original mid 1980s model, the newer…

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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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Sony 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens SAL24105  Sony 24-105mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood and users manual. Cost $469 retail, now discontinued by Sony Build quality Moderate to good, zoom and focus rings are a bit sticky Additional information
Re-badged Minolta lens. Specifications below

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Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 ZA Zoom Lens Review

Here’s a brief look at the Sony Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens SAL-1680Z  Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* DT 16-80mm F/3.5-4.5 zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, nice carrying case and users manual. Cost $998 retail Build quality Good Additional information
Performs much the same as the…

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