Minolta 50mm f2 lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dbuckle, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I stopped at the thrift store on my way home and found a Minolta 50mm f2 lens in excellent condition for $2. I don't have an adapter for Minolta or a Min. film camera but $2. Had to buy it. :smile:

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  2. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Don't buy an adapter. If you do, you'll want more Minolta lenses. Been there, done that. :eek:
  4. locus000

    locus000 Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 10, 2011
    I must go to theses thrift stores more often
  5. iliakoltsov

    iliakoltsov Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2010
    "Don't buy an adapter. If you do, you'll want more Minolta lenses. Been there, done that."

    It is a slippery slope , but minolta made such great lenses so you will fall in love with them especially for the price you can get them. By the way congrats for the bargain, what i suggest is try them as long as it not expensive and or your budget is ok with it. It is the best way to learn about lenses , the different rendering that a Zeiss can have over a minolta or a cosina. The most important you will select your best kit which will suit your needs, it doesn't have to match someone else's as you know taste and colors can be quite different :D. As an example I love cosina lenses , which give a very bright contrasty rendering it is good but maybe you want to take a pale picture to accentuate the sadness of a portrait then this lens is not appropriate.

    All in all the best way is to try.

    To conclude get the adapter.
  6. DuaneO

    DuaneO Mu-43 Rookie

    May 19, 2011
    Go ahead spend the $25 dollars and try the lens out. I did and it's a keeper. I have a 50mm f1.4 and f2. For $2 dollars you made a great buy.
  7. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Lets see.

    Last week a friend gave you 2 Nikon lenses.... this week it's a $2. Rokkor.
    I suggest you head to the nearest casino and play some slots... :rolleyes:

    Good get.

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  8. dbuckle

    dbuckle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Good advise by all. I'll pick up my Lotto Ticket today.