Kiron 80-200mm f4.5 (Minolta mount)

Coksic

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Mladen Čoko
This is by far the cheapest buy so far. Plenty of fungus and dust spots inside, but mechanically excellent! It cost me 6 dollars on a local online sale site. The lens could not focus on infinity at 200mm( probably incompatibility with my MD to FX adapter). So, I decided to do something... That something was to take out, what I think is the aperture coupling lever and ring that sits right next to the mount. I was lucky, because now, I have infinity focus at the end of the focusing barrel rotation, and I don't need the auto aperture closing function anyway.
The lens has a nice close-up function at 200mm. Pretty sharp, maybe a bit hazy wide open.
Overall, not bad for 6$

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Focusthrow

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This is by far the cheapest buy so far. Plenty of fungus and dust spots inside, but mechanically excellent! It cost me 6 dollars on a local online sale site. The lens could not focus on infinity at 200mm( probably incompatibility with my MD to FX adapter). So, I decided to do something... That something was to take out, what I think is the aperture coupling lever and ring that sits right next to the mount. I was lucky, because now, I have infinity focus at the end of the focusing barrel rotation, and I don't need the auto aperture closing function anyway.
The lens has a nice close-up function at 200mm. Pretty sharp, maybe a bit hazy wide open.
Overall, not bad for 6$

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Mladen, this is a very nice array of sweet pics--thank you. :) I own one of these in Nikon mount: shoot it on my D700. It is very nicely made (mine looks like new still, though gathered some fungus couple years back) & produces, as you make clear, beautiful pics. jt
 

Coksic

Veteran
Location
Belgrade, Serbia
Real Name
Mladen Čoko
Mladen, this is a very nice array of sweet pics--thank you. :) I own one of these in Nikon mount: shoot it on my D700. It is very nicely made (mine looks like new still, though gathered some fungus couple years back) & produces, as you make clear, beautiful pics. jt
Thank you very much! Nice to know there are more people who keep these old gems! Cheers!
 

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