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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 October 2021 at 10:23
I have a lot of A mount lenses, Minolta, Sony, Sigma, Tamron and others. Most have been acquired cheaply through curiosity and rarely get used.

On FF (A99ii & A900) I mostly use Minolta primes (20/2.8,24/2.8,28/2, 35/2, 50/1.4/1.7/2.8/3.5, 85/1,4, 100/2.8 & 135/2.8) all of which get used fairly regularly, but 24/35/50(2.8) & 100 (all 55mm filter size) are in the bag most (though recent use of the 50/1.4 RS (also 55mm filter) is getting me to appreciate the benefits of its speed, I suspect it will get more use in the future).

Most used zooms are the Sigma 12-24 HSM, Sony CZ 24-70 (Mk I) & Minolta 80-200 HS APO for optimum quality and the Minolta 28-85 RS and 70-210/4 which actually get more use because I like to carry a kit that can all use 55mm filters.

For lightweight walkabout holiday use it's a Tamron 16-300 on an A58.

For other one lens walkabouts I often use the Minolta 24-105 on FF or the Sony 16-50 SSM on an A77 occasionally with a Sony 55-200 SAM II for lightweight length.

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Joined: 28 June 2019
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Post Options Post Options   Quote f10yd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 November 2021 at 11:18
Does the 50mm 1.4 RS have a metal body, like the 85mm G 1.4 I have on hand?
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Joined: 04 June 2022
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SuffolkBobby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 June 2022 at 16:39
I'm an A mount user. I have an A100, a (now dead) A330 and an a35.
Other than the Sony 18-55, 75-300 and the Sony 50mm portrait, my lenses are mainly vintage. Minolta 50mm Macro, Cosina 100mm. I also use Helios 44M-4, 44-2 also a 28mm Helios and 28mm Derek Gardner (all M42 mounts with adapter).
I have an A600 e mount but that's more of an ornament.
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