For SONY/MINOLTA users - Lens Plea

Pirate!!

Banned
Ahoy!

Background:

Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro in for repair with Sigma (UK) - stripped AF gears (I think). Naff quality materials (I think). Soft images @ longer zoom range . . what do you expect? Will it happen again?

Request:

Does anyone have or know of where I can blag, rent or borrow a mid-long range G-class zoom lens? For one day only (29th June). I will pay postage if anyone is willing to offer the loan of aforementioned glass.

Why:

F3 and GT Championships @ Thruxton. Would LOVE to pair my new A700 to a bogs dollox zoom lens.

No harm in asking apparently (or so the saying goes).

Just a thought.
 

springtide

Distinguished Member
Sorry don't have anything long..

Might be worth trading the Sigma for a Big Beercan??

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Minolta-AF-75...oryZ3342QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

They don't seem to sell for as much as the 70-200mm, but supposed to be OK for the money from what I've read.

There are a few places where you can rent, what lens are you ideally looking for? Something like a 300mm f/4?
Or are you just looking for sharp and long rather than fast?
 

loz

Distinguished Member
Photoclubalpha do lens rentals.
But you have to subscribe to the journal

This is from an old copy when I did subscribe

Konica Minolta Lens Hire Service
The Photostore
PO Box 348, Doncaster DN4 6XX
Tel: 01302 738334 Fax: 01302 768671 Mobile 07970 291997
email: [email protected]

Description Deposit Daily Weekly P & P
200mm ƒ2.8 APO-G £450 £15.00 £60.00 £6.00
300mm ƒ4 APO-G £450 £15.00 £60.00 £6.00
400mm ƒ4.5 APO-G £800 £20.00 £80.00 £25.00
 

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