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Old 5th April 2010, 23:09   #3466
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@promodkumar: Congrats man for the possession.I saw the nice photographs taken by you in non auto image forum.

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Pramod, waiting for some sample pics.
@Clevermax: Saw you as a sample photo model as well !

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I love Sony Alpha for this! Being able to plug and play these old Minolta glasses.
Does anyone know any website/book which have a compatibility list for old F SLR lenses and new D SLRs?
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Old 6th April 2010, 11:04   #3467
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If I remember correctly there was one Konica Minolta scanner which was pretty good for film scanning. It was around 13-15k (much cheaper compared to Nikon ones which were like 50k) around 4-5 years back and you can easily get a second hand one much cheaper now. Can't remember the model number though.
Thanks for the info Kaushik. Is this easily available in India? Looked on ebay but couldn't find any.
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Thanks for the info Kaushik. Is this easily available in India? Looked on ebay but couldn't find any.
I have seen one in Chandni Chowk area New Delhi... two three days back , You have a very good chance of getting one from there if you have someone in delhi.
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Thanks for the info Kaushik. Is this easily available in India? Looked on ebay but couldn't find any.
If you cant visit Delhi (as pointed out by Kaushik)for now,try to contact this company.

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pramodkumar's new posession! (The lens)
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@promodkumar: Congrats man for the possession.I saw the nice photographs taken by you in non auto image forum.

Guess, the happiness was extreamly short lived one, its my fault i motivated him in buying a sony now. Now the lens may not be mine for long. But anyways whats not ours is not ours, He told me some of his friends who had minolta setup might have some lenses. I might get to see a 70-210 today, hope its a beer can. I will not mind loosing the 100-300 for a beer can as the sharpness of a beer can is unmatched, not to talk of the amezing optical quality.


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@abhishek_bmw: Thanks a lot. Yes this is pretty useful as I stay in Pune.
@kaushik_s: Thanks again. If the Pune thing does not work out I will try to source it from Delhi.

Suddenly I have realized that there will an another problem if I buy an old scanner. No support for Windows 7. I am about to buy a new PC with Windows7 soon so now I may have to look for models which support Win7.
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@kaushik_s: Thanks again. If the Pune thing does not work out I will try to source it from Delhi.
O.T Friend You are confusing two Kaushik's at a time me akaushik who suggested you for delhi..
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Pramod, more info on your second new lens please? Guys, he got one more lens gifted, this time a Minolta 35-80mm I guess. It complements the kit lens well with zoom range, and this is much better in terms of optical quality sharpness than the 18-55 mm kit lens.

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18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens
35-80mm f/4-5.6 Minolta AF
100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Minolta Xi AF - Almost circular aperture - I saw so many aperture blades

Man you now have some photography equipment!

Now out of jealousy let me say that none of these lenses have a constant max aperture like my 70-210 f/4

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O.T Friend You are confusing two Kaushik's at a time me akaushik who suggested you for delhi..
Sorry my bad!! Thanks akaushik for you valuable info
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Pramod, more info on your second new lens please? Guys, he got one more lens gifted, this time a Minolta 35-80mm I guess. It complements his kit lens well with zoom range, and this is much better in terms of optical quality sharpness than the 18-55 mm kit lens.

Alpha 230
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens
35-80mm f/4-5.6 Minolta AF
100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Minolta Xi AF

Man you now have some photography equipment!

Now out of jealousy let me say that none of these lenses have a constant max aperture like my 70-210 f/4
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Guess, the happiness was extreamly short lived one, its my fault i motivated him in buying a sony now. Now the lens may not be mine for long. But anyways whats not ours is not ours, He told me some of his friends who had minolta setup might have some lenses. I might get to see a 70-210 today, hope its a beer can. I will not mind loosing the 100-300 for a beer can as the sharpness of a beer can is unmatched, not to talk of the amezing optical quality.


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Lets hope things workout, anyways i am not giving anything back


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Lets hope things workout, anyways i am not giving anything back
Pramod
Talk him to buying a Canon or Nikon, take help from this thread, and make those Minolta ones yours.
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its my fault i motivated him in buying a sony now
Ha ha ha...you are getting the beer can dude...Waiting for nice Bokeh
(Saw Clevermax's post later after writing this)
How many lenses you have now in your bag

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Suddenly I have realized that there will an another problem if I buy an old scanner. No support for Windows 7. I am about to buy a new PC with Windows7 soon so now I may have to look for models which support Win7.
I have an Konica Minolta scanner,it is second hand,came with Win 98 CD.If you are looking for second hand,beware of micro scratches in the glass bed (What it is called?).Also,I noticed the downgrading quality of images with years ( due to everyday running ?I am not sure).
I bought that for digitalizing X-ray plates,it is its main use.
You can look for the result in the non auto image thread in my posts.Its nearly impossible to send the original files to you by mail (over 50MB size) so that you can check yourself the quality.You will see the artifacts and scratches easily.
It will work on Windows 7.I am using a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit laptop.The driver will be installed well by compatibility manager.It will not work initially,but later,when you will trouble shoot its compatibility,it will be installed nicely.Provided you are using a licensed copy.Tech guru here can help you about this.
You can see the old posts of Rudrada,where he posted scanned images-they are flawless,not like me.I think that is because he used/uses more advanced scanner and obviously he has the skill to manage the damage in PS.
I dont know what is your purpose of scanning,Konica Minolta scanner will be more than enough for regular use,I dont know about pro use.If you scan the photos,the glossy will give nice results than matt finished one (practically horrible result).

If you are looking for more cheap solution,Epson scanner will give not that bad result.
By the way,Flat bed scanners are only to be thought for these purposes.

If you want to get 4x6 print out, practically,an entry level scanner will suffice.

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Talk him to buying a Canon or Nikon,
Did that already . I went up to an extent where i nearly sold him my alpha . Finally i know he got all excited to see his AF lens working on my Alpha, and secondly he is a bussiness man so now he feels he made a boo boo by giving them away to me. So now he says its a block lens(some wierd term which i didnt quite understand). and also says a similar spec nikon will be 30k upwards. Dude is getting little crazy. i asked him to get the cam and then i will return the lens. Moreover he is getting some more lenses today using his circle, i never wanted any thing for free, let me see if i can get some good deal, then why not, by the way he was like the other guy has some stupid zoom lens some 70-210, i was like . Let me hope its a beercan. I am meeting him after office.

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I have an Konica Minolta scanner,it is second hand,came with Win 98 CD.If you are looking for second hand,beware of micro scratches in the glass bed (What it is called?).Also,I noticed the downgrading quality of images with years ( due to everyday running ?I am not sure).
I bought that for digitalizing X-ray plates,it is its main use.
You can look for the result in the non auto image thread in my posts.Its nearly impossible to send the original files to you by mail (over 50MB size) so that you can check yourself the quality.You will see the artifacts and scratches easily.
It will work on Windows 7.I am using a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit laptop.The driver will be installed well by compatibility manager.It will not work initially,but later,when you will trouble shoot its compatibility,it will be installed nicely.Provided you are using a licensed copy.Tech guru here can help you about this.
You can see the old posts of Rudrada,where he posted scanned images-they are flawless,not like me.I think that is because he used/uses more advanced scanner and obviously he has the skill to manage the damage in PS.
I dont know what is your purpose of scanning,Konica Minolta scanner will be more than enough for regular use,I dont know about pro use.If you scan the photos,the glossy will give nice results than matt finished one (practically horrible result).

If you are looking for more cheap solution,Epson scanner will give not that bad result.
By the way,Flat bed scanners are only to be thought for these purposes.

If you want to get 4x6 print out, practically,an entry level scanner will suffice.
Actually I am not looking at printing too big, maximum 8X10 using ISO 100 or ISO 200 print 35 mm film. Yes I read a few reviews of the Minolta scanner and I think it fits perfectly for my needs. The only trouble now is finding one new or relatively new. About the compatibility with Win7 I am still a bit unsure about making it work well with the win7 home basic/premium that I am thinking of buying if it has a problem of working fine initially. Still i think this is my best bet and will give it a shot.
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i never wanted any thing for free, let me see if i can get some good deal, then why not,
Surely.You can show him the fungus in the lens.
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by the way he was like the other guy has some stupid zoom lens some 70-210
How many overlapping lens he has?

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