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Cleaning House - Great Minolta lenses for your A7 or even an7RII camera - 135.28AF

JMaher

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Want to try some excellent lenses for not a lot of money?

$230 shipped to a verified US Paypal address.

KEH has one in bargain condition for $248 at the moment

Minolta lenses work very well on the new Sony A7 bodies as long as you use the LAEA4 adapter.

These lens auto focus quickly and accurately.

First up is the Minolta AF 135 2.8

I would rate it an "8" very nice but shows it's age.
Dyxum rates it 4.74 and Kurkmunger.com says the following:
The relatively small and light-weight Minolta AF 135mm F/2.8 turned in a very good performance for a twenty-plus year old lens. Getting a good copy for under $300 would be a steal, and a nice addition to a prime lovers bag of goodies. On an APS-C camera, this lens is similar to a 200mm F/2.8 lens for full frame.

Earning high marks are: distortion control; it's flat on full frame and APS-C; center sharpness, where F/2.8 shows a surprising amount of detail, (although there is some veiling haze and color fringing), and light fall-off: very little on full frame at F/2.8.

The Minolta AF 135/2.8 is a small lens that can be stored in your coat pocket if you like hand-held low light shooting but aren't sure you need that much focal length.

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