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#1 Nicholas Jenkins

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:42 PM

Hello all,

I'm considering buying the Letus35 Extreme lens mount with the Minolta fitting for my EX1. The reason being I have three VERY good Minolta MD lenses (one is an MC and I think it's the exact same mount with a different coating... someone inform me if I'm wrong here). But it seems like the best bang for my buck considering I'll have a 50mm, 52mm Fisheye, and an 80-200mm.

But my main question here is this: Does anyone have a "MY GOD DON'T DO THAT" story with Minolta lenses? I seem to see everyone just using Nikkons or (in a perfect world) Zeiss lenses. Is that just because Nikons are better? Cheaper? More user friendly? Any input would be appreciated. And any experiences that you've had with Minolta lenses in general would be nice to hear about.

Thanks,

Nick J.
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#2 Michael B McGee

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:31 PM

hey nicholas,
i too own some old Minolta glass. Rokkor-X lenses actually from the 60/70s. i love them. i've done lens tests with Contax and Leica glass and found no real difference between them. honestly, my minoltas looked better then the Contax G2 lenses.
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#3 Nicholas Jenkins

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 11:47 PM

Michael,

Thanks for the reply. It looks like that's the way I'm going to go.

Nick
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