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Rare! Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta MD Mount)

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)
Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)




Meet the Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 with Minolta Mount...

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)

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Flashback

Flashback first: Back when I was a high school student in the mid-90s, I remember how prolific Minolta cameras were. They're everywhere, especially in studios and events. I didn't seem to pay any mind since photography wasn't my thing during those years. These things got buried in my subconscious.

Then last year in 2015, I had this growing interest in photography. Almost everyday I would research about camera brands and lenses until I unearthed the fate of Minolta and why they suddenly disappeared. Nowadays, I see almost everyone wielding either a Canon or Nikon DSLR. (Just Google the story.)

Minolta user, I am not... so why would it matter to me suddenly? Well, maybe because it's part of my history and I'm the type of person who like to hold on to the past. This probably explains also my love for hunting and digging for vintage stuff.

It's difficult but not impossible to mount a Minolta lens on a Nikon DSLR. I know Fotodiox has an adapter that focuses to infinity. Unfortunately, the ones I've seen locally only have macro focus (without glass). In the meantime, I did a test lens whack and the image below looks good. Focus is good for macro up to portrait distance of 1 meter.

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)


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Being the Nikon D5200 owner that I am, if this was a Nikon mount I'd stash it in my closet and never give this lens away! But this is a Minolta mount.

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)



This obscure Albinar lens has a fixed aperture of f/3.9 for all focal lengths, which means that light remains constant whether you zoom in our out. You see, the common problem with zoom lenses is variable aperture.

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)



If you can't help getting a zoom lens, I recommend either getting a lens with fixed aperture, or one that doesn't go below f/4.5 (example: f/3.5-4.5). I'm just saying based on experience, that's why I won't get any variable aperture zoom lens that drops below f/4.5... that's just my whim.

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)



One more peculiar thing with this lens is the Macro Mode. With other lenses, you have to lock at a certain focal length, then access the macro from there. Whereas this lens lets you use macro across all the focal range. Look...

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)



The focus ring rotates smoothly but there's no zoom creep. It's a tough metal made lens and it's Made in Korea.

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta Mount)


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ITEM

Albinar 80-200mm f/3.9 (Minolta MD Mount)



DESCRIPTION

A zoom lens with fixed aperture that's ideally used for portraits, sports, events, and wildlife.

Focusing: Manual

Focal Range: 80-200mm

Max Aperture: Fixed f/3.9 for all focal lengths

Aperture Range: f/3.9 - f/22

Filter Thread Size: 55mm

Macro Magnification: 1:5

Body Construction: All Metal

Made in Korea



CONDITION

Aesthetically as mint as new

With a dot of fungus on the lens that doesn't affect image quality

Snappy aperture ring

No oily blades


Smooth focus ring 

Rear cap included


SERIAL# 958839



ITEM PRICE

Original Price was P 2,100.00

P 1,490.00
(Rock Bottom Price for this awesome lens!)

You can offer items for swap too.



ITEM LOCATION

I'm from Retiro QC. Possible meetups at Quiapo, Welcome Rotonda, MRT Cubao, Retiro, LRT Blumentritt, Taft, Recto, etc.


CONTACT

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