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The F2.5 is sharp in center wide-open with fairly decent background rendering. The later 28mm F2 is much flatter field but not as sharp in the center with much busier backgrounds.

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Just picked up the Sony 24 f1.4 for £460 from mpb. Cosmetically and optically perfect, but contacts not functioning. Will send straight through to Pencoed to hopefully get fixed (or replaced as within 5 years) for their flat fee and come in under £600. Bit of a gamble but fingers crossed!
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Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

Just picked up the Sony 24 f1.4 for £460 from mpb. Cosmetically and optically perfect, but contacts not functioning. Will send straight through to Pencoed to hopefully get fixed (or replaced as within 5 years) for their flat fee and come in under £600. Bit of a gamble but fingers crossed!
UPDATE: Not a good deal - seems Sony repairs Pencoed have changed their repair price structure since I last used them. It used to be a flat fee for repairs (and replacement if they couldn't repair it and lens was under 5 years old) but now it's fully costed parts and labour. Lens itself was in perfect condition but no connection to camera, so thought repair could still be affordable. Thought at worst I could use it manually but the focus of these newer lenses is digital (i.e. no physical connection between focus ring and the lens elements), so couldn't even focus manually. Estimate came back as over £600 so returned lens to mpb for full refund.

Would do the same again though - he who dares Rodney, he who dares
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Please look what I just bought in Canada. Was it worth it?
Minolta XD (not XD7, XD11) with new logo. It looks great!

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Originally posted by mariuszlo mariuszlo wrote:

Please look what I just bought in Canada. Was it worth it?
Minolta XD (not XD7, XD11) with new logo. It looks great!

My purchase


Depends what you mean by "worth" and what the going rate for one is in your country .
Canada does seem an expensive country to buy stuff in , I assume your in Canada as the link shows it sold in Canadian $ .

The price of these have gone up in recent years due to supply and demand , they used to sell for around £20 ten or so years ago .

I've had a couple of silver topped ones for years ( probably 20 years now ) but always wanted an all black one .
I finally got one this summer .
Normally there listed over here at £80+ BIN on eBay ( yours was bought for £111 UK £ ) and silly prices at dealers which never sell . I always though was overpriced , so you see the same ones relisted forever .

I picked my all black one up for less than £50 , which I thought was fair .
The seller wasn't sure if the back was o.k as it didn't sit right , but what else would you expect with little or no light seals !?
This was clearly shown in the pictures .

Maybe I just got really lucky ?

Check your light seals as well , unless it's recently been done , it'll need doing . A simple DIY job .

Regardless, enjoy your new camera .
The XD7 was my first manual focus camera I bought when everyone had dumped manual focus gear for autofocus cameras , before digital started to take hold .
I think they were about £20 ( both , not one !) including some lenses and a load of expired film .
It was worth it then for the film alone .
Between them and the lenses they came with I could probably get £300 , not a bad return on £20 investment for gear no-one wanted anymore .
see my photostream on flickr;
http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilt3/
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 5 hours 11 minutes ago at 09:13
Originally posted by mariuszlo mariuszlo wrote:

Please look what I just bought in Canada. Was it worth it?
Minolta XD (not XD7, XD11) with new logo. It looks great!

My purchase


Incidentally, IIRC, These were marketed as XD for the Asian markets , XD-7 for European markets and XD-11 for the USA .

Mine is marked as an XD-7 so was always a European model , I thought at one time all black models were only available in the Asian market , but clearly not .
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