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Full Review of Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D

In late 2005, Konica Minolta announced they would be selling off their photo imaging department to Sony Corp.  This camera is no longer in production, but all lenses and accessories from Konica Minolta will work with the new Sony a 100 DSLR. The Maxxum 5D is Konica Minolta’s entry level D-SLR, featuring an anti-shake system that’s built into the camera…

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Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4 (D) Review

Here’s a brief look at the Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4 (D) lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens Konica Minolta AF 17-35mm F/2.8-4 (D) Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood, and a users manual. Cost $250-$300 on eBay Build quality Good Additional information
No longer produced and no Sony equivalent yet. Specifications below
Optical configuration 14 elements in…

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Konica Minolta AF 28-75mm F/2.8 (D) Review

Here’s a brief look at the Konica Minolta AF 28-75mm F/2.8  (D) zoom lens.  Scroll down for the main review. Lens Konica Minolta AF 28-75mm F/2.8 (D) Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood and users manual. Cost Current eBay prices run between $350-$450.  Check prices here. Build quality Good Additional information
Check out the similar Sony 28-75mm F/2.8 Sam

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Konica Minolta AF DT 11-18mm F/4.5 – 5.6 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Konica Minolta DT 11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens Konica Minolta DT 11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood and users manual. Cost $649 retail Build quality Good Additional information
Good lens, but check out the Sigma 10-20mm too. Specifications below
Optical configuration 15 elements in…

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Konica Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F/3.5 – 5.6 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Konica Minolt AF DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens Konica Minolta AF DT 18-70mm F/3.5-5.6 zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood and users manual. Cost $199 retail by itself, or $100 as part of kit. Build quality OK to Good Additional information
Same as Sony DT…

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Konica Minolta AF DT 18-200mm F/3.5 – 6.3 Review

Here’s a brief look at the Konica Minolta DT 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 zoom lens.  Scroll down for the review. Lens Konica Minolta DT 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 zoom lens Box contents
Front and rear caps, hood and users manual. Cost $499 retail, but much cheaper when purchased in a kit. Build quality Good Additional information
Plastic lens mount.  Optically identical to the Sony…

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