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[Minolta] Re: Koboron Lens. Know anything? Frederick Joicey Wed Jul 06 09:00:31 2011

The Koboron lens which you have was manufactured in Minolta AF only.Their other 
28-200 lens, for other makes had the apertures f/3.5-5.3. The Koboron Minolta 
AF was priced(new)£190-00 here in the UK in 1990. Other 28-200 lenses which 
were costlier than the Koboron were two Sigma lenses, both f4, and they were 
£190-00, and £220-00. Koboron and KiKiron makes of lenses were 'middle of the 
road' but occasionally one lens from either manufacturer was recommended as 
outstanding and worth considering above camera makes own lenses. Eg. Koboron 
24-70mm f/3.5-4.8; Kiron 28-210mm f/4-5.6; and the Kiron 105mm f/2.8 - macro 
1:1 lifesize, whereas the Tamron, Tokina ATX and Sigma, all 90mm only magnified 
only half life-size.

--- In [EMAIL PROTECTED], "thebrandonchambers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I just bought a bag of minolta odds and ends in the small ads, in it came a 
> Koboron 28-200 3.5-5.6. It auto focuses OK, results seem to be what I would 
> expect for a super zoom; usable, not going to set the world alight. It just 
> seems odd that goggling draws a blank pretty much. On the barrel it seems to 
> say (print distorted) licensed by Minolta.
> I guess it doesn't really matter, just seems odd, I thought everything ever 
> had a page now. 
> Thanks