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MD lens reviews



I have dug my X-700 out of the closet and want to purchase some new lenses - for soccer photography (AYSO) and informal portrait work. I am looking for reviews and recommendations about affordable lenses. I am particular interested in a zoom of ~70/80-200/210 and an 85 mm prime.


I purchased a used Minolta MD 70-210 f/4 lens from
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for about $100 US. It is a very sharp lens, supposedly the same one formerly also produced for the Lecia R.

The lens is heavy metal construction; it is a one-touch (push-pull zoom) with a 55mm filter thread.



I second Tom M. I also have the 70-210mm/f4 lens. It is one solid construction and the image quality is top notch.

You could also get the lighter MD 70-210mm/f3.5-4.5 lens. Not bad performer too.

This 70-210mm range can be use to take portarists too from 80-135mm range.