Lenses for Sony

Discussion in 'Sony Lenses' started by dxqcanada, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Our current lens round-up:

    Minolta 24mm f/2.8
    Minolta 50mm f/1.7
    Minolta 100-300 f/4.5-5.6 APO
    Sigma 50mm /f2.8 EX macro
    Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro
    Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II APO EX DC HSM
    Sigma 100-300mm f/4 EX DG IF
    Tamron 200-500mm SP Di LD
    Sony DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 SAM
    Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
    Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 SSM G

    I think we are finally done upgrading ... unless we win the lottery.

    Any other Sony/Maxxum users with lens lists ?


     
  2. vimwiz

    vimwiz TPF Noob!

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    Literally the best lens I ever owned. Still got a mountain of FD kit, myself.

    I *think* you can mount them on some mirrorlessMicro 4/3 bodies such as the Sony NEX, with a non-optical adapter. Maybe worth a try?
     
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    Stevepwns No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have had -

    Maxxum
    28mm 2.8
    50mm 1.4
    28 - 85mm F4
    35 - 105mm F4
    70 - 210mm F4
    75 - 300mm F4

    I currently own

    50mm 1.8
    35 - 70mm F4? or 3.5
    100 - 200 F4? or 3.5

    I used and enjoyed every single one of these Maxxum lenses. I recommend them on a regular basis. I am also always looking to get the newer ones I have not tried yet. Personally I think Minolta had a great line with the Maxxum design.

    I also have the

    70 -200 Tamron F2.8,
    Sony 18 - 135,
    Sony 16 -50 F2.8 (love this lens),
    Rokinon Fully Manual 85mm and 35mm F1.4, these are 2 of the sharpest lenses Ive used.
     
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    nzmacro TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    Basically any mirrorless camera you can with no added optics in the lens path. All I use on the NEX-7 is Canon FD lenses. It means no OIS or AF, but some of those legacy lenses are darn sharp !!.

    For the NEX, Sony does have the PDAF adaptors with fast AF but without stabilisation of course. Then you can mount any A mount Sony lenses with fast PDAF. It does however have a translucent mirror which does cost a small amount of light getting in.

    Danny.
     
  5. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    OK, I have concluded that the Sony 70-400mm G and my Sigma 100-300mm f/4 are fairly equal in IQ.
    I will have to let the Sigma go as I want the extra reach ... though it is a faster lens wide open ... I don't feel right that it is just sitting around.

    Anyone interested ?
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Going back to my last conclusion from two years ago (and since this is a discussion thread about lenses for Sony/Minolta) ... the Sony 70-400G1 is much better overall than my old Sigma 100-300 f4. Now I have to think about possibly upgrading to the G2 ...

    I am also taking back my statement about not done upgrading ... that is a complete lie and all photographers know this ...

    I picked up a Sony 16-50mm f2.8 and it has replaced my 16-105 ... though both are kit lenses, the 1650 is much better (though the longer reach was handy) IQ.

    I added the Minolta 80-200mm (black) f/2.8, just because I always liked this lens ... and 2.8 is handy.
     
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    BananaRepublic No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you need a SCART lead for each lens then, could I play Grand Theft Auto on it.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I am not aware of compatibility for PS games ... I don't think they have released a firmware update for that ... yet.
     
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    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If anyone wants to know ... the Sony SAL55300 is actually a pretty good lens in terms of IQ for a cheap price, though SAM is not really fast.
     
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    The Tamron 10-24mm was chucked ... replaced with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8.
    Limitation that it is specifically a UWA zoom, but it is wayyyyy sharper (I did make a mention of this somewhere on the forum) than the Tamron.

    Our current lens round-up (again):

    Minolta 24mm f/2.8
    Minolta 50mm f/1.7
    Minolta 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5
    Minolta 80-200mm f/2.8 APO (black)
    Sigma 50mm /f2.8 EX macro
    Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM macro
    Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8 II APO EX DC HSM
    Tamron 200-500mm SP Di LD
    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 IF DX II
    Sony DT 16-105mm f/3.5-5.6
    Sony DT 16-50mm f/2.8
    Sony 70-400mm f/4-5.6 SSM G
    Sony 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DT SAM
     

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