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I was a Minolta guy for a long time, starting in the 80's. When I bought my Maxxum 7000i, brand new at the photo show, I could only afford third-party (Sigma) lenses to go with it. When I upgraded to my first DSLR, the supremely ergonomic (Konica) Minolta 7D, I used the same lenses, at first, along with a Tamron 200-400mm. When I added a used Minolta 28-85mm "mini-beercan" to the mix, I realized how awful the Sigma lenses were and how amazing the camera could be, and that reignited my love for photography. As a result, I've been reluctant to sell my Minolta lenses, but I dislike Sony enough that I never made the jump to their line. The one exception to that is the Sony SLT-A65V that I bought in pristine used condition as a potential host for my Minolta lenses, and which I am now selling on.

I am open to REASONABLE offers on these items. Payment to be through normal PayPal.

SOLD! $300 + Priority Mail or First Class postage - The Sony SLT-A65V is a very impressive camera. It shoots 24MP images at up to 10 frames per second, with a shutter lag time of only 0.05 seconds! That was the fastest shutter response in the world at the time (I don't know if it's been surpassed, but I doubt it), thanks to its SLT Technology. Shoot HD video at full 1920 x 1080 resolution at either 60p or 24p frame rate, using the world’s first OLED electronic viewfinder, which tilts and swivels. The ergonomics (handling) of the A65V are excellent, and it uses the Sony/Minolta A-mount for its lenses.

The list of excellent features of this camera is almost ridiculous:
2nd Generation Translucent Mirror Design
24.3 MP; best-in-class resolution
Upgraded BIONZ image processor
Sony Exmor technology
Ultra-fast up to 10 fps continuous
World's first OLED viewfinder
Full-Time Live View in LCD or EVF
Tilt/swivel LCD screen
921K dot TruBlack LCD screen
Graphic Display
HD Movies at 60p, 60i, or 24p
HD movies with full manual control
Full-time Phase Detection AF
HDMI output for HD viewing
15-point Auto Focus
World's shortest release time lag
Object Tracking AF
Multi-frame NR
Handheld Twilight mode
Auto HDR built into camera
3D Sweep Panorama Mode
Sweep Panorama Mode
Shot Result Preview
Main Sensor Quick AF Live View
ISO 16000 sensitivity
AUTO+ (Advanced Auto) mode
11 Picture Effect modes
Face Detection and Registration
1200-Zone exposure metering
SteadyShot INSIDE stabilization
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
Smile Shutter technology
Up to 560 Shots of battery life
P/A/S/M exposure modes
Advanced Anti-Dust Technology
Built-in Flash (GN12)
Slot for two media types

As far as I know, everything works, but I honestly don't even understand what some of these things do. I used the camera once or twice and I was impressed with the results. This model is listed on eBay for $500-650 in similar condition, which is essentially like new. I do not have the box or manuals, but the menus are in English and the original battery and charger are included, as is the Sony DT SAM II 18-55mm f/3.5 – 5.6 kit lens, which is not bad.

Photo Notes: I forgot to photograph the battery and charger, but they ARE included. Also, I found the Sony lens cap after shooting the photos and that is what will be included, not the Olympus lens cap.

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$75 + Priority Mail or First Class postage - Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 28 -135 mm 1:4(22)-4.5 Camera Lens - Widely considered the best "walking around" of the bunch due to it's focal-length range, this lens has the crisp imaging and great color reproduction this series of lenses was noted for. This particular lens is in great condition. The rubber is oxidized (grey) but not gummy or sticky. The aperture is clean and the glass is pristine (apart from the usual dust). Includes both caps

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$75 + Priority Mail or First Class postage - Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 75-300 mm 1:4.5(22)-5.6 Macro Camera Lens - The big brother to the legendary "Beercan", this lens also has the crisp imaging and great color reproduction this series of lenses was noted for. Some feel it had the best image quality of all the longer lenses. This particular lens is in great condition. The rubber is oxidized (grey) but not gummy or sticky. The aperture is clean and the glass is pristine (apart from the usual dust). Includes rear cap only.

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$50+ Priority Mail or First Class postage - Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 35-105 mm 1:3.5(22)-4.5 Camera Lens - A smaller, lighter alternative "walking around" lens with a narrower, but still very useful, focal-length range, this lens has the crisp imaging and great color reproduction this series of lenses was noted for. This particular lens is in very good condition. The rubber is oxidized (grey) but not gummy or sticky. The aperture is clean and the glass is pristine apart from spec of something inside the front lens element, as shown in the photo (between the 9 and 10 o'clock positions). I'm not sure what it is, but I suspect it was fungus that got in there when the previous owner had it. Fungus doesn't survive here in the desert. I don't recall it ever being an issue in use. Includes both caps

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