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I am weak, and the Sony is strong. LineUpUpdate number 1239459238549081725304l54858633

In Nikon (the yellow corner):
D200
24/1.8
from Mr Sigma
50/1.8
85/1.8
180/2.8

... and a walkabout 18-70/3.5-4.5 AF-S in the post
... Nikky is the main tool for me, but

In Sony (the red corner):
α100
2.8/16 FishEye
... that lens has a lot to answer for, it kept me from quiting the system and the Dyxum
2.8/100 Macro ... heck why replace it?
... the iddy biddy, cinnamon strapped, α100 lives on - thanks to the import price I paid for the best FishEye lens the world has ever seen, my NIkon D200 will soon be on drugs when the MB-D200 gets bolted to its bottom

(oly stuff was fun to see the different stuff out there but its a gonna soon)

What for the future ... perhaps the Nikkor 10.5 FishEye to join the α100's 16 cropped Fishy - who else can deliver the Fish images on a double system? I have a FishEye web domain reserved and ready for something very special (project)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote hotwire Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2007 at 03:44
a99ii; Maxxum 9

CZ: 16-35, 24-70/2.8, 135/1.8; Minolta: 50/1.4; MC58/1.2; 85/1.4GD 300/2.8; 500/8; 600/4; Tam: 90/2.8M; Sig: 12-24/4.5-5.6; 15/2.8; Sony: 35/1.4G; 135STF, 70-200/2.8G
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Originally posted by The Shoeman The Shoeman wrote:


Here is my current line-up.

Minolta Digial Camera

Dynax 7D- I had the Maxxum 5D, sold it to get the Maxxum 7D, got black frame issues, sold lenses to buy the A100 while the 7D got repaired and then sold it. I missed the knobs, buttons and most of all the size. I traded the A100 (plus cash) for a Dynax 7D with grip and extra batteries.

VC-7D- A must have. Large hands and double battery, I really need it.

Minolta Primes

20mm f2.8 original- Sold and had to buy again
35mm f2 original- Super sharp, a must have
85mm f1.4 original- Had it, almost sold it, sold G D version instead, sold it, and had to buy it again. This is constantly mounted on my 7D
300mm f2.8 HS G- This is one that doesn't get used a lot but I do have plans to use it more, soon.
2x APO II- Makes my 300/2.8 a 600/5.6 Awesome! (for me anyway)

Minolta Zooms

28-75mm f2.8 D- Came with the 7D. Sold it on ebay and got another one. Sold it again and replaced it with the 24-105 but losing the f2.8 was too much to handle, so I bought it agian.
80-200mm f2.8- This is the original version. I had the HS version and it was certainly nice. I didn't need the HS and this being black kept it more discrete.

Lenses that I miss (a lot)

135mm f2.8
100mm f2
100mm f2.8 Macro

Lenses that I want (that I've never used)

16mm Fisheye
200mm f2.8


Well, I have made some changes to my lineup by way of additions.

It now consists of:

Minolta Film Cameras + Accessories

Maxxum 5 + BP-200
Dynax 7 + VC-7

Minolta Digial Camera + Accessory

Dynax 7D- The story is the same as above.

VC-7D- Still a must have.

Minolta Flashes

3600 hs D
5600 hs D

Minolta Primes

16mm Fisheye- Very fun to use on digital and film. Still getting used to it.
20mm f2.8 original- Sold and had to buy again
35mm f2 original- Super sharp, a must have
50mm f1.7 RS- Excellent lens for its money. The rubber focus ring is worth the extra few bucks if you have a choice.
85mm f1.4 original- This is STILL mounted on my 7D 90% of the time.
100mm f2.8 RS Macro- This is super sharp and able to get the close-up shots like no other lens (IMHO)
200mm f2.8 HS G- Much smaller than expected. Great size for keeping it in the bag with the rest of the gear waiting to be used and then using it.
300mm f2.8 HS G- Still not enough use but the plans to use it more are still there.
2x APO II- Turns my 200/2.8 into a 400/5.6 and my 300/2.8 a 600/5.6 Awesome! (for me anyway)

Minolta Zooms

28-75mm f2.8 D- I'm not a huge zoom person anymore (pre-digital I was) This is the lens that I put on when my wife needs to use the camera. It is still a great lens.
80-200mm f2.8- Still not a huge zoom fan but I love this lens. It hasn't been on the camera much because I use it mostly for my kids sports. Baseball season is over, soccer is over football has just started (only practices so far) and hockey has not started yet.


Lenses that I've had and still miss (a lot)

135mm f2.8- I may get a Rokkor to use with my adaptor that I have.????
100mm f2- Still keeping my eyes open for this one.



Edited by The Shoeman - 18 August 2007 at 05:20
Minolta 7D | 20/2.8 | 35/2 RS | 50/1.4 | 50/1.7 | 50/2.8 Macro | 85/1.4 G RS | 100/2 | 100/2.8 D Macro | 100-300 APO | 300/2.8 APO | 5600D HS Flash x2

Sony A99 | A77 | 85/1.4 CZ | 70-200/2.8 G SSM
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jakke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 August 2007 at 23:24
My line-up,(and still growing...)

Film camera
Minolta 7000(2 +1for parts), 7000i, 7Xi, 600si, 700si, Dynax 7.
Minolta XG1, SRT101.
and a 3Xi and 600si for parts....

Digital: 5D.

Lenses
MF: 50 1.7, 135 2.8, 135 3.5, 28 2.8.
AF
Tamron: 18-200, 200-400.
Sigma: 18-125, 105mm EX DG Macro
Minolta
17-35mm, 18-70 kit.
50 1.7RS, MinO 50 2.8 Macro, 50 3.5 Macro.
24-85RS, 28-105RS, 28-80xi, 28-75 2.8, 28-135.
70-210 beercan, 75-300D, 100-300 APO.

and some flashes
and some vertical grips (vc600, vc700)

Wishes?
a 7D (or the follow-up) and some nice wide lenses.....
a 85 1.4
a full frame Digital,
dreaming....
To much A-mount for one family !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote chmod007 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2007 at 05:02
My stuff:

Bodies:
Sony a100
Minolta 7D + VC7D

Lenses:
Minolta 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D
Minolta 28mm f/2 RS
Minolta 28-70mm f/2.8 G (slightly defective, will repair)
Minolta 70-210mm f/4 Beercan
Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Kit
Sony 50mm f/1.4
Sony 100mm f/2.8 macro
Sony 135mm f/2.8 T4.5 STF
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6
Tamron 11-18mm f/4.5-5.6
Peleng 8mm

Flashes:
Minolta 3600 HSD

Next up:
Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 SSM

Getting rid of:
Tamron 11-18
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote NM Guy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 August 2007 at 06:53
Well, longer than it needs to be, I'm sure. Running two systems after my wife decided she'd like to try photography as well and I found she had a pretty darned good eye.

Wife's kit
KM 5D
KM17-35 2.8-4
KM24-105
Tamron 28-105 2.8
Sigma 70-300 DG APO
Sigma 70-200 DG EX APO (capture the daughter in marching band at night games).

My kit
KM 5D
Minolta 7
KM 17-35 2.8-4
KM 28-135 4-4.5
Tamron 35-105 2.8
KM 75-300 4.5-5.6
Tamron 200-500 (revenge for the Sigma 70-200 DG EX APO :) ).

Primes (mostly mine)
KM 20/2.8 (O)
KM 28/2.8 (O)
KM 35/2 (O)
KM 50/1.7 (RS)
KM 85/1.4G
KM 100/2.8 Macro (RS).

Only 1 3600 flash.

Minor extension tube/teleconverter type additions.


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ooo the husband and wife KM combo :)

very nice~ ps does this also mean you can simply justify anything with ease ("you can use it too") ? :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NM Guy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 August 2007 at 04:49
I gotta admit it makes things a lot easier. Probably the best part is that with some explanation she has a concept of what advantage or capability the next toy, oh sorry, tool will bring to the table.

But I'm not blind. The fact she sees a bedroom set coming in the relatively near future has also lightened the mood a bit :).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote EdwinDrix Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 August 2007 at 00:43
Here is what I have:

Sony Alpha A100

Minolta Angelfinder Vn

Tamron AF Teleconverter 1,4x Mx-AF MC4
Kenko Teleconverter Mx AF 2x Teleplus Pro 300 DG

Sigma 12-24mmD f/4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL
Sony 18-70mm (SAL-1870)
KonicaMinolta AF 28-75mm f/2,8 (D)
Tamron AF 35-105mm f/2,8 Aspherical SP
Sigma AF 50mm f/2,8
Minolta AF 80-200mm f/2,8 APO
Minolta AF 200mm f/4 APO G Tele Macro
Sigma 600mm f/8 Mirror Telephoto

on my wishlist:
Tamron SP AF 17-50 f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical
Tamron SP AF 200-500 f/5-6.3 Di LD IF
Minolta AF 70-200mm f/2,8 G (D) SSM (or Sony)
Sony SAL-135F28 135mmf/2.8 [T4.5] STF

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I haven't updated in a while.

5D
18-70
28-70/2.8
50/1.7
70-210/4
100-300 APO

+ other bits and pieces.

Aim to migrate over the next 12 months to:

CZ 16-80
Sony 70-200
Tamron 90 macro.
TC 1.4 and 2

For everyday shooting only two lenses are required. The TC/s gives enough length for sports. Then it is just a matter of which body to provide the best match for sports shooting.

The only fly in the ointment is the CZ is a DT lens which means it won't be any good for full frame sensors but no doubt Sony have that covered.

A decent flash is required as well although that's not really a priority. That should be a good place to stop for a while I think although I want some of the older glass for occasional use as well. I just love the look and feel of images taken with the old lenses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Janvb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 August 2007 at 14:45
Haven't updated this for some time too, this is what I use at the moment

Camera:
7D

Zooms:

KM 11-18 (Does not get a lot of use)
CZ 16-80 ( My standard lens for outside, love it)
S 70-200 SSM ( great lens for portraits, the kids outside, inside & other action)

Primes:

M 35/2 original ( standard lens for inside, great at ISO 800/1600 & F2)
M 100/2 ( for the special (portrait) shots, get's less use since the SSM)
T 90/2.8 Di (my macro, has not seen a lot of action lately)

Stuff I don't use (anymore) and intend to sell:
M 24-85, nice lens, good value for the money, but made obsolete by the 16-80
M 100-200, bought recently in search of a low weight zoom, but quality wise I think I've gotten spoiled

Wishlist:

Not much left, It's been pretty stable lately
- 7D replacement, not an immedeate priority, but when the A10 turns out to be proven pretty good, looking at D200/300 too
- flash replacement of the 3600 HS, low priority, first a new body
- M/KM/Sony 1.4TC, only if I can get a 2nd hand bargain.
- Special fast focus edition of the Tamron 18 - 250

Jan.



Edited by Janvb - 26 August 2007 at 14:50
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Bodies:
Sony Alpha A900
Minolta Maxxum 7D + grip
Minolta Maxxum 5

Lenses:   
Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f2.8
Minolta 80-200mm f2.8    HS APO G
Minolta 400mm    f4.5    HS APO G
Minolta 16mm     f2.8    Fisheye
Minolta 50mm     f1.4
Minolta 50mm     f1.7    RS
Minolta 100mm    f2.8    RS Macro
Minolta 2x TC            APO D
Minolta 17-35mm f2.8-4
Minolta 28-75mm f2.8
Minolta 70-210mm f4


Flashes:
Sony HVL-F58AM

Bags:
Lowepro CompuTrekker Plus AW
Express 7 Camera Bag

Legs:
Gitzo 340
Calumet CK7108

Edited by Johnyp - 26 March 2010 at 18:11
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Well here it is, my full outfit including non Minolta stuff.

AF Bodies:
Minolta Dynax 9
Minolta Dynax 7 + VC-7
Minolta Dynax 7D + VC-7D
Minolta Dynax 7D
Minolta Dynax 700si + VC-700
Minolta Dynax 500si Super
Sony DSC-F707 (mostly for travel and Infrared stuff)

MF Bodies:
Minolta X-500 Silver
Minolta X-500 Black + Motor Drive 1
Voigtlander Vitomatic II
Voigtlander Vitomatic IIa

AF Prime Lens:
Minolta 28/2.8
Minolta 50/1.7 RS
Minolta 135/2.8
Minolta 135 STF
Minolta 200/2.8 APO G

AF Zoom Lens:
Minolta 17-35/2.8-4.5(D)
Minolta DT 18-70/3.5-5.6(D)
Minolta 28-70/2.8 G
Minolta 28-75/2.8(D)
Minolta 28-80/4-5.6
Minolta 35-70/4
Minolta 35-105/3.5-4.5
Minolta 70-210/4
Minolta 75-300/4.5-5.6 II (Silver)

MF Prime Lens:
Minolta MD 28/2.8
Minolta MD W.Rokkor 35/2.8
Minolta MC Rokkor 35/1.8
Minolta MD 50/1.4
Minolta MD 50/1.7
Minolta MC Tele Rokkor 135/2.8
Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-QF 200/3.5

MF Zoom Lens:
Minolta MD 35-70/3.5

Flashes & Meters:
Minolta 3500xi
Minolta 3500xi
Minolta 5400HS
Metz 54MZ-3
Minolta Flashmeter III

Edited by vitor - 10 September 2007 at 01:58
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