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Post Options Post Options   Quote wesleysa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 March 2019 at 17:50
Originally posted by Bigbreakfast Bigbreakfast wrote:

Another option would be look out for the Sony ssm g equivalent. I sold my 80 200 recently because for £100 more I could upgrade to the Sony 70-200 g mark 1. With MA lens prices dropping it might be worth buying one instead?


Would the AF speed of the Sony be similar to that of the Minolta?

I've also seen the prices of used Sony 70-200 G Mk1s have come down alot over the years to be more comparable to the Minolta 80-200s.

I suppose the newer lens in theory should be better at most things...

In a broader sense I'm wondering whether there would be any reason to go for the Minolta if one found a comparable condition used Sony for a similar price?

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The Minolta 70-200/2.8G and (first generation) Sony 70-200/2.8G are afaik identical. There might be slight differences but not enough to choose one over the other. There are just two reasons to choose the Sony over the Minolta: 1.) it is newer and 2.) it has the Sony badge so Sony will service it. If they are in similar condition and at the same price, choose the Sony, if the Minolta is cheaper, go with the Minolta.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pbcbob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 March 2019 at 00:43
You might try Arthur at Florida Camera and Binocular Center in Lakeland, Fl. He rid a 400mm lens of fungus for me for $60. It is a small shop with thousands of old parts. You can find him on the web.
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