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    Minolta zooms on the A99 and A7?

    Hi guys,

    Since I've gotten the A99 and the LA-EA4 for the A7 I've been looking into all kinds of different alpha mount lenses. I'm particularly intrigued by 3 Minolta zooms and I was wondering if anyone here has used them and cares to comment or even post some samples (my main doubts are af speed and vignetting...corner sharpness it's important only it absolutely terrible).

    - 24-108mm f3.5-4.5 (this one in particular really caught my eye)
    - 28-105mm f3.5-4.5
    - 28-135mm f4-4.5

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    Re: Minolta zooms on the A99 and A7?

    Have you checked what the reviews on Dyxum say? It appears to be the site regarding A mount lenses.

    Alpha A-mount and E-mount lens database

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    Re: Minolta zooms on the A99 and A7?

    I have the 28-135...very sharp, heavy, long...but very sharp. Does not focus close...is not fast (f/4 max ap)...but very sharp. Built like a tank.

    Roy Benson

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    Re: Minolta zooms on the A99 and A7?

    Thanks, Roy. Which camera are you using it with? How is the AF and vignetting?

    Also, it says on this link that it has a macro button that allows you to focus REALLY close but when you turn it on the AF stops working http://kurtmunger.com/minolta_af_28_135mmid56.html

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    Re: Minolta zooms on the A99 and A7?

    I use the 28-135 with the A77II (to take advantage of 42-200 range) and the A7 (with adapter) for wide range...pay little attention to speed of AF..I'm using it as a walk around...no sports or other fast moving activities (grass growing is my venue)...haven't noticed any vignetting. Waste of time and effort with macro when you have the Minolta 50 and 100 macro lenses.

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    Re: Minolta zooms on the A99 and A7?

    Thanks again, Roy. Would it be too much ask if I asked you for some samples wide open at wide end and tele end?

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    Re: Minolta zooms on the A99 and A7?

    Sorry, I never shoot anything wide open...and would have nothing in my hard drive.

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    Re: Minolta zooms on the A99 and A7?

    Ok. Thanks anyway.

    Anybody else?

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