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    Thumbs up 18 Sony/Minolta Mount AF Zooms

    These lenses were hand picked by me from used shops over the past 18 to 20 months. Iíve tested all of them on an AF body and have put them head to head on the GH1 for my own edification. These are the better of over 30 zoom lenses tested. All of these lenses produce very good images when mounted on the GH1. With the VERY slight size difference between a Ķ4/3 sensor and an APS-C I will assume they produce excellent images on APS-C cameras as well. On Sonyís FF model DSLR I have no idea what the corners might look like and I have no way of telling for certain. However, all of these lenses were carefully examined on a FF Film camera and a test target was studied. If any had soft corners the film camera did not reveal them. All of the longer zooms for example produce better images than the Lumix 100-300 lens costing about $500 - kinda makes one think. My asking price for all of these lenses individually combined is $705 before shipping. I would like to sell the entire lot for $650 plus $50 for shipping.





    001
    Tokina AF 100-300mm f/5.6~6.7
    See e-bay auction of the model but for Nikon: Tokina EMZ130 AF 100-300mm f5.6-6.7 Macro for Nikon | eBay

    Zoom Type: Push - Pull
    Manual Focus Ring: Yes, smooth!
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps and hood: 505 grams
    Serial Number: 98020088

    AF: Works! In very low room light the longest it took to focus was just less than 1sec. More typically about 1/10 sec. In daylight quite fast IMO!
    Sample images: when mounted on the GH1: Index of /Images/_Image_By_Lens/Tokina_AF_100-300mm_f5.6
    Exterior: Near mint
    Glass: Near mint - No scratches, no separation, no clouds, almost no dust! Nothing to affect images!

    Notes: Has one tiny speck of mold. So small though that the guy who sold it to me missed it and called the lens ďMintĒ. You need a strong torch to see it and itís on the outer edge of an element which is behind a permanent aperture baffle - so nothing that would affect your images!
    This model of Tokina lens has zoom creep and an anti-creep band would be useful with this lens! About $3 on bay.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $85
    Asking: $25 + $15 shipping.


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    002
    Tokina AF 100-300mm f/5.6~6.7
    See e-bay auction of similar model but for Nikon: Tokina EMZ130 AF 100-300mm f5.6-6.7 Macro for Nikon | eBay

    Zoom Type: Push - Pull
    Manual Focus Ring: Yes, smooth!
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps and hood: 504 grams
    Serial Number: 95072493

    AF: Works! In very low room light the longest it took to focus was just less than 1sec. More typically about 1/10 sec. In daylight quite fast IMO!
    Sample images: when mounted on the GH1 camera: Index of /Images/_Image_By_Lens/Tokina_AF_100-300mm_f5.6
    Exterior: Near mint
    Glass: Near mint - No scratches, no separation, no clouds, almost no dust! Nothing to affect images!

    Notes: Has one tiny speck of goop probably a thread of grease - which looks to be about 0.25mm in length. You need a strong torch to see it though - Iím pretty sure itís nothing that could affect images even under extreme conditions!
    This model of Tokina lens has zoom creep and an anti-creep band would be useful with this lens! About $3 on bay.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $90
    Asking: $30 + $15 shipping.


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    Tokina AF 100-300mm f/5.6~6.7
    See e-bay auction of similar model but for Nikon: Tokina EMZ130 AF 100-300mm f5.6-6.7 Macro for Nikon | eBay

    Zoom Type: Push - Pull
    Manual Focus Ring: Yes, smooth!
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps and hood: 512 grams
    Serial Number: 95081706

    AF: Works! In very low room light the longest it took to focus was just less than 1sec. More typically about 1/10 sec. In daylight quite fast IMO!
    Sample images: when mounded on the GH1: Index of /Images/_Image_By_Lens/Tokina_AF_100-300mm_f5.6
    Exterior: Near mint
    Glass: Near mint - No scratches, no separation, no clouds, almost no dust! Nothing to affect images!

    Notes: This model of Tokina lens has zoom creep and an anti-creep band would be useful with this lens! About $3 on bay.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $110
    Asking: $35 + $15 shipping.


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    004
    Tokina AF 100-300mm f/5.6~6.7 (Champagne Gold)
    See e-bay auction of similar model (but looks like a different mount): Tokina 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7.af zoom macro 55mm made in japan | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating ring.
    Manual Focus Ring: Yes, smooth!
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps and hood: 481 grams
    Serial Number: 98098828

    AF: Works! In very low room light the longest it took to focus was just less than 1sec. More typically about 1/10 sec.
    Sample images: when mounded on the GH1: Index of /Images/_Image_By_Lens/Tokina_AF_100-300mm_f5.6
    Exterior: Near mint
    Glass: Near mint

    Notes: No scratches, no separation, no clouds, almost no dust! Nothing that would affect images!

    Approximate value in my opinion: $120
    Asking: $40 + $15 shipping.


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    005
    Sigma Zoom Master 35-70mm f/3.5~4.5
    See e-bay auction of similar model: Sigma Zoom Master f3.5-4.5 35-70mm Multi-Coated Lens - Pentax K Mount | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating ring.
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, thin, smooth
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes.
    Weight with both caps: 312 grams
    Serial Number: 0118821

    AF: Works! A little noisy - not too bad. Quite fast IMO.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Request images if interested.
    Exterior: Near mint!
    Glass: Near mint. Looks like just one micro-speck of dust.

    Notes: Metal construction, good feel when mounted.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $75
    Asking: $25 + $15 shipping


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    006
    Sigma DL 35-80mm f/4~5.6
    See e-bay auction of similar model: SIGMA 35-80mm DL ZOOM LENS *RARELY USED -MINT* | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, smooth
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes.
    Weight with both caps: 270 grams
    Serial Number: 2077483

    AF: Works! Quite fast IMO.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for samples.
    Exterior: Used but no specific marks. Maybe an 8. I guess it was used casually for about 6 months and then stored.
    Glass: Shinning a very bright torch through it reveals a very slight film on the inside of the real element - I believe it cleanable. Besides that; nearly mint.

    Notes: Typical sharp-ish kit lens.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $60
    Asking: $25 + $10 Shipping.



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    007
    Sigma 28-80mm Aspherical Macro 1:2 magnification ratio
    See e-bay auction of the same model: Minolta maxum 400si 35mm film Camera w/Sigma Aspherical 28-80mm Macro Zoom Lens | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating Ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, smooth
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes.
    Weight with both caps: 268 grams
    Serial Number: 3134724

    AF: Yes. Includes Macro Limiter Switch. When using the switch properly AF is quite fast!
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for samples.
    Exterior: Minty.
    Glass: Minty.

    Notes: When used in manual focus mode this lens model has focus creep and should be used with an anti-creep band: about $2 on ebay.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $100 ~ $120
    Asking: $45 + $15 shipping.


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    008
    Sigma DL 100-300mm f/4.5~6.7
    See e-bay auction of the same model: sigma 100-300mm f4.5-6.7 DL canon mount | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating Ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, Very wide!
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps: 428 grams
    Serial Number: 1220403

    AF: Works. Quite speedy IMO.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Index of /Images/_Image_By_Lens/Sigma_100-300_4.5_DL
    Exterior: Excellent (But I mean what Japanese excellent, but what Americans say is ďexcellentĒ!)
    Glass: Minty

    Notes: When pointed straight down this lens has a very slight amount of zoom-creep and if used in that way should be fitted with an anti-creep band. About $2 on bay.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $120
    Asking: $40 + $15 shipping.


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    009
    Sigma DL 100-300mm f/4.5~6.7
    See e-bay auction of the same model: Sigma Zoom Telephoto 100-300mm f/4.5-6.7 DL Autofocus Lens for Sigma AFf | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating Ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, Very wide!
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with rear cap: 427 grams
    Serial Number: 1192525

    AF: Works. Quite speedy IMO.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Index of /Images/_Image_By_Lens/Sigma_100-300_4.5_DL
    Exterior: Excellent (But I mean what Japanese excellent, but what Americans say is ďexcellentĒ!)
    Glass: Minty

    Notes: When pointed straight down this lens has a very slight amount of zoom-creep and if used in that way should be fitted with an anti-creep band. About $2 on bay.
    Lens comes with no front cap but I will ad a UV Filter in itís place.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $120
    Asking: $40 + $15 shipping.


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    010
    Sigma UC-II 70-210MM F/4~5.6 Macro (1:4.7 magnification ratio - so actually a CF lens not macro as printed on the lens.)
    See e-bay auction of similar model: Sigma 70-210mm F4-5.6 UC-II Lens for Canon-AF Camera (085126760274) | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating ring.
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, smooth
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes.
    Weight with both caps: 352 grams
    Serial Number: 1074194

    AF: Works! I think fast.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for samples if interested.
    Exterior: Very good! I few micro-scratches in the rubberized coating but barely noticeable 6 inches from your face.
    Glass: Minty.

    Notes: Fun and useful zoom range in a compact package.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $110
    Asking: $40 + $15 shipping.


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    011
    Tamron AF Tele-Macro (1:4) 100-300mm f/5~6.3 (Model 186D)
    See e-bay auction of the same model: Tamron 100-300mm Long Zoom Lens for Minolta Maxxum Film & Sony Alpha | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating Ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, very smooth, thick, rubber grip.
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps: 422 grams
    Serial Number: 114745

    AF: Works. accurate and fast.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Index of /Images/_Image_By_Lens/Tamron_AF_100-300_f5
    Exterior: Rubberized minty nice.
    Glass: Minty looking through to a lamp. Shinning a bright torch thru the lens however reveals a layer of very fine dust - Probably nothing that would affect your photographs!

    Notes: This lens is pretty sharp (like most of these listed here) and has a good balanced feeling when mounted on my GH1

    Approximate value in my opinion: $140
    Asking: $40 + $15 Shipping


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    Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4~5.6 (Model 172DM)
    See e-bay auction of the same model: Tamron Nikon Digital SLR Camera AF 70-300mm f4-5.6 Zoom Lens | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating Ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, very smooth, thick, rubber grip.
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps: 548 grams
    Serial Number: 538186

    AF: Works. accurate and fast.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for samples if interested.
    Exterior: Rubberized minty nice.
    Glass: Minty

    Notes: This lens is pretty sharp (like most of these listed here) and has a good balanced feeling when mounted on my GH1

    Approximate value in my opinion: $160
    Asking: $45 + $15 Shipping


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    Minolta AF 35-80mm f/5~5.6
    See e-bay auction of the same model: MINOLTA MAXXUM AF Zoom 35-80mm f4(22)-5.6 Zoom Lens fits Minolta & Sony DIGITALS | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating Ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes but a little difficult to grab at certain focal lengths.
    Filter Rotation With Focus: No
    Weight with both caps (Front Cap is built in curtain type): 231 grams
    Serial Number: 21304864

    AF: Yes. Fast IMO.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask or samples if interested.
    Exterior: Excellent + (It feels so solid I canít tell itís plastic or metal)
    Glass: Minty with very minor dust - Nothing that would affect your photographs!

    Notes: This lens is quite small and compact. Solid feeling too.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $75
    Asking: $40 + $15 shipping.


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    014
    Minolta AF 100-200mm f/4.5 (constant aperture)
    See e-bay auction of the same model: Minolta Maxxum AF 1Zoom 100-200mm f/4.5 Lens Sony Alpha | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, smooth, thin but easy to grab.
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes.
    Weight with both caps: 401 grams
    Serial Number: 17112079

    AF: Works. About average for this make/class
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for sample images if interested.
    Exterior: Metal construction. Some micro scratches and very light scuffs. I guess itís an 8 - near excellent condition.
    Glass: Minty with some very minor dust.- Nothing that would affect your photographs!

    Notes: Looks very clean (like new) from 2 feet away! Handles well on my GH1

    Approximate value in my opinion: $180
    Asking: $50 + $15 shipping


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    Minolta AF 100-300mm f/4.5~5.6 (with macro focusing))
    See e-bay auction of the same model: SONY / Minolta Maxxum 100-300mm AF Zoom f/4.5-5.6 ~Excellent Condition~ | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating ring
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, smooth, thin (rubber) but easily grabbed.
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps and hood: 456 grams
    Serial Number: 19312821

    AF: Works. About verge for this make/class.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for sample images if interested.
    Exterior: Minty - Metal construction.
    Glass: Minty with 2 or 3 minute dust specs - Nothing that would affect your photographs!

    Notes: Has a macro focusing range up to 300mm at 4.5 feet. There is some slight zoom creep from 200 to 300mm at near vertical positions. If used in this way itís best to acquire an anti-creep band for the lens.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $175
    Asking: $55 + $15 shipping


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    016
    Minolta AF 75-300mm f/4.5~5.6 (D) (With macro focusing) (Champagne)
    See e-bay auction of the same model: Minolta AF 75-300mm 1:4.5-5.6 Macro lens for Sony Apha | eBay

    Zoom Type: Rotating ring.
    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, Very smooth
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps: 484 grams
    Serial Number: 95107203

    AF: Works, I think fast.
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for sample images if interested.
    Exterior: Minty
    Glass: Minty - But shinning a bright torch through the lens reveals a layer of very fine dust on the rear element - (I think cleanable) - probably nothing that would affect your photographs!

    Notes: I get very good images from this lens on the GH1.

    Approximate value in my opinion: $150
    Asking: $45 + $15 shipping


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    017
    Minolta AF 75-300mm f/4.5~5.6 (Macro focusing)
    Zoom Type: Rotating ring.
    See e-bay auction of the same model: Minolta AF 75-300mm Zoom 1:4.5-5.6 II for Sony Alpha Excellent+ (043325437946) | eBay

    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes, smooth.
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps and hood: 535 grams
    Serial Number: 57805283

    AF: Works, About average speed for this FL and class
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for samples if interested.
    Exterior: It looks used, Not bat but that newness sheen to minty goods is lacking.
    Glass: Minty. A bright torch reveals a few specks of micro-dust. - Nothing that would affect your photographs!

    Notes: Minolta glass! Yummy!

    Approximate value in my opinion: $120
    Asking: $45 + $15 shipping


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    018
    Minolta AF 28-80/3.5-5.6 (D) (Champagne)
    Zoom Type: Rotating ring
    See e-bay auction of the same model: Minolta AF 28-80/3.5-5.6 (D) Silver Lens for Maxxum | eBay

    Manual Focusing Ring: Yes. Smooth. Thin but very easily grasped.
    Filter Rotation With Focus: Yes
    Weight with both caps: 210 grams
    Serial Number: 91204558

    AF: Works. Seems very fast!
    Sample Images: When mounted on the GH1: Ask for images if interested.
    Exterior: Minty
    Glass: Minty

    Notes: Cute! Very light and compact!

    Approximate value in my opinion: $110
    Asking: $45 + $15 shipping

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    Re: 18 Sony/Minolta Mount AF Zooms

    008 was sold. Thank You!

    Please see:
    http://tesselator.gpmod.com/Images/_.../18_Lenses.txt
    for the revised list.

    You can also see the list on-line here:
    FS: 17 Sony/Minolta Zoom lenses - FM Forums

    Thanks!


    My asking price for all of these lenses individually combined is $665 before shipping. I would like to sell the entire lot for $610 plus $55 for shipping. So that's like the listed asking price of each with free shipping if you buy all of them.

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    Re: 18 Sony/Minolta Mount AF Zooms

    Bumpski

    Thinking about putting these on ebay soon.

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    Re: 18 Sony/Minolta Mount AF Zooms

    Bonk

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