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| p.107 #19 · What is your most recent (alt) lens purchase? |
I've got a Minolta MC 300/4.5 coming today. I'll be very interested to see how it does with the NEX-7 since it was less than a third the price of the CZ 300/4.
let me know what you think of it, i'm been meaning to try one and keep forgetting to bid on them.
Well, right now, I'll say, "Don't bother." It may just be this copy, but it's making the CZ look like a bargain. Everything I've shot from MFD to about 10M is so-so wide open, decent by f/8, but everything over 10M is so soft, I'm wondering if there isn't something wrong with the lens. Maybe it's better on film? I'll send it to you if you want to try it out.
hmm, i've heard good things about the lens, but only from people who only shot them on film and had no real experience with anything that wasn't available in SR mount.
perhaps the internal focusing MD version is better? it has an extra element.
I dropped it off with a local repair guy yesterday. Today I received an e-mail from him stating, "Wow, someone f****d this up good." He's got to dig a bit more to know for sure, but he does think it's fixable. Not quite the bargain it started out to be, but we'll see what the seller has to say once I get the estimate.
In the meantime, I found an AI 300/4.5 ED for a good price, so that's on the way. It's heavier than I wanted for the NEX, but since it can be used on both the a900 and NEX-7 and has a slightly better tripod mount than the Minolta, it may end up being the solution.