A beautiful Minolta beer can. Service great. Speedy shipping. Very happy
3 July 2013
Summary: I needed to replace the kit lens on my Sony a100. I was hunting some Elk in the Great Smokie Mountains Park. It was one of those days, raining, cold and the only pictures I was able to get were of Elk butts. Anyway the lens became very wet in spite of all precautions, and 2 weeks later the focus mechanism froze. Great opportunity to purchase what I have really wanted, a Minolta beer can. A wonderful purchase. Delivered almost before the auction was over.
Summary: Minolta lenses are legendary for their true color and sharp photos. This lens is no exception. We bought this lens for resale. It is well built, focuses fast, and looks great. If you have a Sony digital camera with all of that wonderful technology you need to get Minolta lenses to realize that full potential of quality photos... that is unless you want to spend thousands of dollar buying comparable Sony "G" series lenses.
Summary: Very easy to use and the clarity of shots are priceless. The interchangeability, additional features and accessories associated with this lens is really great. I've been using it with several different Minolta's.
Summary: I bought mine for 17 dollars and works great with my Sony A580 DSLR. Any flaws the lens has, will not be seen with the way the Sony camera layers the pics. The colors and sharpness look great as well. It's nearly as nice as the 50mm F1.7 Minolta lens.