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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2019 at 11:51
The 28mm f2.8 is, in my experience (20, 24, 28/2.8, 50/1.4, 50/1.7, 50/2.8, 50/3.5, 100/2.8, 135), by some distance the least impressive Minolta prime, but it is your cheapest option and will probably perform well enough on film. The main problem to look out for is a sticky aperture - easy enough to clean but it's better not to need to.

By all accounts the 28mm f2 is considerably better in all respects - must get one!

The extra width of the 24 may be a bonus (and it's a lot cheaper than the 28/2).

Good luck with your purchase.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 September 2019 at 12:12
I recommend the Sigma 28mm F1.8 High Speed over the Minoltas. I should list mine for sale.

Edited by QuietOC - 09 September 2019 at 12:30
Sony A7II A77II LA-EA3 LA-EA4 MC-11
Minolta Maxxum 600si
Pentax Q7 5-15 15-45/2.8
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 September 2019 at 19:38
Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:

   The Minolta AF 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 D is a nice lens that I use a lot.   

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Miranda F & Sensorex, Sony A58, Nex-6, Dynax 4, 5, 60, 500si/600si/700si/800si, various Sony & Minolta lenses, several Tamrons, lots of MF primes and *far* too many old film cameras . . .
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Of the wider lens' I use regularly, the original Minolta 35-105, Minolta 24mm f2.8 RS and the Min 35mm f2 RS are the fastest focusing. I use them a lot in sport photography. I really like the bokeh of the 35mm f2.

I use the Tokina 28-70 f2.8 AT-X and 20-35 f3.5-4.5 AT-X Pro a lot for landscape and walk around photography. I quite like the color rendering and sharpness of the lens, particularly at their low price points.

EK

Butchart Garden, Victoria Island, BC. Tokina 28-70 AT-X Pro


A77, A900, Tokina: 17mm f3.5,300mm f4, 20-35 f3.5-4.5, 28-70 f2.8 AT-X Pro II, 100-300 f4 AT-X; MinRS 24 f2.8, 35 f2, 100 f2.8 Macro, MinO 35-105; Min 80-200 APO HS G; Sony 70-300G
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