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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by XKAES XKAES wrote:

Tokina 24-200mm. Covers all the bases.
Interesting. To me this is a compromise lens. For travel I usually bring an ultrawide like the Minolta 17-35G and a short tele like a Minolta 85/1.8G. A 24-200 lens lacks on wideness on the wide end and f/stop at the mid range. But it is convenient, I give you that


That's great if you want to carry it all. But as a "favorite lens" which is what the OP asked about -- that is a singular lens -- NOT multiples.

One lens -- the Tokina 24-200.

The OP did not ask about favorite lensES.
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Originally posted by XKAES XKAES wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by XKAES XKAES wrote:

Tokina 24-200mm. Covers all the bases.
Interesting. To me this is a compromise lens. For travel I usually bring an ultrawide like the Minolta 17-35G and a short tele like a Minolta 85/1.8G. A 24-200 lens lacks on wideness on the wide end and f/stop at the mid range. But it is convenient, I give you that


That's great if you want to carry it all. But as a "favorite lens" which is what the OP asked about -- that is a singular lens -- NOT multiples.

One lens -- the Tokina 24-200.

The OP did not ask about favorite lensES.
Yep, like I said on the first page of this thread, my favourite lens is the Minolta 200/2.8. unfortunately my copy is damaged

I am sure that would never be your favorite lens - to restrictive probably. People differ.
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Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:



FYI , The Minolta / Sony 35mm f/1.4 G lenses sell for less than that . Do your homework if your buying , don't believe the numbers if your selling !

One sold recently , boxed , excellent condition , £343 , ebay link

Opening bid £400 , no takers yet

£520 BIY or make an offer

The US $ and British £ are about the , so same people spending $1000+ on one need their head seeing too ! Even $750 is way to high IMO .

These lenses are coming up often enough , wait and you'll get one for a fair price .

I bought my Sony 35mm f/1.4 G around ten years ago for £700 , lenses that were worth that much then are half the price now .
I've recently bought a Minolta 300mm f/2.8 and Minolta 400mm f/4.5 for around £700 , only a few years ago they were selling for double that .
It's a buyers market now , especially since Sony dropped DSLR's / SLTs .
I got a good deal on an a99ii to earlier this year , they haven't dropped much though as its the last high end DSLR for us , and there's never many for sale anywhere .

Good luck if you want to sell a Sony A mount lens though !



That's awesome you're seeing those prices in the UK, but as I mentioned in my post, at that time the *only* completed sale on the US Ebay site over the last 30 days had been that one lens, so taken in that context, the buyer got a top-tier lens for a below median price.
As always, the buyer determines for them self what a "fair" price is...

Personally, I hope that your pricing trend makes its way to the shores of 'Murica, as I'd love to own a 300 2.8 for under $1k!

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at the moment the 135mm f2.8 Minolta pocket rocket
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Originally posted by XKAES XKAES wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by XKAES XKAES wrote:

Tokina 24-200mm. Covers all the bases.
Interesting. To me this is a compromise lens. For travel I usually bring an ultrawide like the Minolta 17-35G and a short tele like a Minolta 85/1.8G. A 24-200 lens lacks on wideness on the wide end and f/stop at the mid range. But it is convenient, I give you that


That's great if you want to carry it all. But as a "favorite lens" which is what the OP asked about -- that is a singular lens -- NOT multiples.

One lens -- the Tokina 24-200.

The OP did not ask about favorite lensES.


I had the Tokina 24-200. I liked it better than the Yamron 28-200, aside from the Tokina zoom rotating the opposite direction. When I bought it, it was like new, except for the fact that the AF gear was stripped. I had it repaired. Amazing I found a repairman with access to that part, long after the lens was discontinued. There are several film era Tokina and Sigma models that are prone to stripped gears when paired with the torque of a modern digital camera. This 24-200 might be one of them.
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Originally posted by macronut macronut wrote:

There are several film era Tokina and Sigma models that are prone to stripped gears when paired with the torque of a modern digital camera. This 24-200 might be one of them.


Perhaps I'm fortunate to only use film and early digital AF cameras -- so maybe I'm all set.
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