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Thread: My Minolta 70-210 Beercan lens

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    My Minolta 70-210 Beercan lens

    The following shots were taken with my Minolta 70-210 beercan lens. The shots belong to different category & hence thought of putting it in one place. Considering the age of this lens, the output is too good.

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    I really liked the blue tint on it's feathers. Wish I had a macro lens.
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    This was an HDR shot. But the output did not come out well.
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    Thanks for looking.
    Cinjith
    Last edited by Cinjith; Sep 30 2013 at 02:41 AM.

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    Very nice photos Cinjith. That lens looks sharp and produces and excellent bokeh, which I am not surprised These lenses were built so incredible well, they still work after 30-50 years? Incredible. Nothing made to day is built to last like that.

    Cat portraits are fantastic! The eyes are gorgeous and you came up with some very eye pleasing compositions.

    The blue on the wings does look really cool, I agree. HDR is really hard on some subjects, and will not come out good. Yours looks pretty good though I think? It is weird, but sometimes it just doesn't blend like you expect it to.

    Thanks for sharing and really nice job,
    Jay
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    love the cat shots
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    The cat and the blue tint on it's feathers insect. Delightful artwork Cinjith.

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    hi just bought a beer can off ebay really in great condition too with orig hood £75 post some shots soon!
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    Woow really happy to see more people showing interest in beercan lens. I am eagerly waiting for your shots viewfinder. Good luck. Be ready to hold up some extra weight

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    hi wondering around 1st beercan shot at bourough on hill iron age fort Name:  DSC00046-1edit.jpg
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    Lots of drama in this snap. Very nice!

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    Wonderful shot . Sometimes these lenses bring in bit of chromatic aberration which you can get rid of using LR. Left side on the tree branches at some area I see bit of purple aberration .

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    hi you right missed that ill sort that ! on another note David kilpatrick did a review off the BEERCAN V canon f4 70 x 200 v f4 minolta beercan 70 x 210 which you can find on web pm if you want a link. the beercan comes out very favourable indeed

    ps you see more off hillfort photos on my flikr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/1013949...th/9690303133/

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    Wonderful snaps there Ray & thanks for sharing the link. Some shots are really exceptional. Maybe you can post the link here itself about the comparison so that others too can know how good the older lenses were.

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    Been sometime since I used my Minolta 'beercan' lens. Here is a recent one .


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    Killer capture and old school lens worth having for sure!

    Jay
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    I'm not familiar with the "beercan" lens, but heard a lot about it...looks like it produces amazing results.
    I really like the color & depth of the shots.

    Thanks for sharing this classic lens!
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    Hi Dragion yes it indeed is a great lens & considering its age (made in the 80s), it works like a charm. It has constant F4 aperture throughout its range. Except for the weight (almost a kilo due to full metal body) everything is just great. This is more of a collectors edition for me.

    This is my Minolta collection - http://sonyalphalab.com/forums/showt...avorite-things

    Thanks for your comments Jay.

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    Gorgeous cat shots, thanks!

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    Very nice photos of cat.
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    Thank you Brian & Antony . Few more snaps are available in the following link taken with Minolta 24 mm prime .

    http://www.sonyalphalab.com/forums/s...ull=1#post1717

    Thanks for watching .

    Cinjith

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianC View Post
    Gorgeous cat shots, thanks!
    Brian, thanks for bringing this thread back to life. I had not previously seen these shots. Really great captures and love what that lens can do. Old school lenses can be very rewarding if you like playing around with them & seems like the Sony cameras are really set up well to get the most out of them.

    Thanks again to Cinjith for posting these.

    Willie

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilmeland View Post
    Brian, thanks for bringing this thread back to life. I had not previously seen these shots. Really great captures and love what that lens can do. Old school lenses can be very rewarding if you like playing around with them & seems like the Sony cameras are really set up well to get the most out of them.
    Same here, I missed this the first time around. Great pictures. You should have seen my daughter's reaction when she saw the first shot. Love at first sight!!!

    I also like the hill picture. All in all, impressive lens.

    Cheers,
    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
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    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    Thank you fellows . Out of this 70-210 'Beercan Lens ' is still my favorite .Only downside I felt is the weight. It weighs close to a Kilo .Full metal body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinjith View Post
    Thank you fellows . Out of this 70-210 'Beercan Lens ' is still my favorite .Only downside I felt is the weight. It weighs close to a Kilo .Full metal body.
    I think I'm going to have to take my MD 100-200 out for a spin, even if it loses 40mm to the beercan. On the other hand (you made me curious) it "only" weighs 596g. Photographers need exercise, too... .
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    FYI, weight and all kinds of other information about vintage Minolta lenses can be found here:

    http://minolta.eazypix.de/lenses/

    Regards.
    Stef (leuius is latin for more light)
    Using:
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    (Native E-mount)
    * Sony: 16-50mm | 16-70mm/4.0 | 55mm/1.8 | 55-210mm * Samyang: 12mm/2.0 * Trioplan 50/2.9
    (Adapted to E-mount from SR | C/Y | AD2 | M42 lenses)
    * Minolta: 24mm/2.8 | 45mm/2.0 | 50mm/1.4/1.7/2.0 | 85mm/2.0 | 135mm/2.8/3.5 | 35-105mm
    * Tamron: 28mm/2.5 | SP 90mm/2.8 macro | SP 35-80mm * Tokina: RMC 500mm/8.0 | ATX 100-300mm/4.0
    * Pentax: 50mm/1.4 * Vivitar Series 1: 70-210mm * Soligor: 85-205mm/3.8

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    Thank you Brian & Leuius . The 70-210 weighs 695 gm as as per Wiki & Dyxum .

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    Don't forget the info and testshots on artaphot.ch. Always a great resource.

    I think I have to get me one of them beercans in the near future. Never heard anything bad about it.
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    love the shots of the cats, great bokeh.
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    Thank you OldNoob .

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