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Minolta AF Maxxum/Sony Alpha 35-70mm f/4 "Mini Beercan" - Minty w/ Caps + Hood

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Seller: seagr112 (3,688) 99.3%, Location: Nanaimo, BC, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 300653167308 Sony Alpha/Minolta AF Maxxum 35-70mm f/4 Standard Zoom Lens with Macro “Mini Beercan” Vintage 1st Generation Build & Optics Minty Condition In this listing, you are getting Minolta’s best standard zoom that many are now calling the “mini-beercan” because of its’ f/4 fixed aperture and range that ends where the regular Beercan (70-210/4) starts. This vintage classic will work on any Maxxum or Sony Alpha camera body and will provide much more composition and cropping flexibility than a standard 50mm lens. Reviews and users note that it is a zoom with “prime-like” sharpness and has experienced a resurgence in popularity with digital shooters. This extremely lightly used lens, (S/N 161407xx) is in at least mint minus condition. I am hard pressed to note any wear on the durable enamel. You might consider this lens to be "mint" or very close to it. Optically, the lens is perfect. There are no scratches or blemishing of the glass elements. Inside, the optics are fungus and dust free. The metal mount is unmarked and the aperture blades are snappy and clean. The zoom and focus rings both adjust smoothly, as does the macro switch. The grip is free of the white crud you see on so many Minolta eBay lenses. Included with the lens are both lens caps and the original hood. When Minolta engineers designed this 1st generation metal body lens, their goal was to produce a zoom lens of the highest optical quality at an extremely affordable price. By taking a little off the low end of the zoom, the barrel distortion so familiar with the 28-50mm range of most zooms was essentially eliminated and the overall optical performance maximized (“maxxum”-ized?). Also included in the design is a Macro function (1:4 magnification), enabled at the slide of a button. The 35-70mm has the desirable fixed aperture (f/4) that gives you a 1/2 stop faster speed at the high end, and a fixed focus while you adjust through the entire focal range. All of these features have been engineered into a solidly built lens less than 2 inches long and very lightweight despite its solid build. This zoom would make an excellent companion to Minolta’s 70-210mm f/4 zoom. These vintage models sell for a few dollars more than the newer f/3.5-4.5 version but the difference in build and optics on the f/4 is unbelievable in comparison. Features: · 1:4 Macro · 49mm filter size · Minimum focus 3.3 ft · Minimum Macro focus 1.1 ft. · Fixed f/4 maximum aperture Sign up for my Newsletter! Be the first to know when new products are listed, auctions are scheduled, and get the inside scoop on upcoming deals and promotions in my eBay store! Combine Shipping for more savings! 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