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#1 Rayab

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:11 AM

I am looking for help in deciphering the various numbers that are listed on a particular minolta lens that I have. I have no manual to go by. All I know is that it is a 50MM lens. I am trying to sell it and am not sure what the various #'s mean. Any assistance that can be rendered would be greatly appreciated.

#2 TonyB

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE (Rayab @ Sep 27 2011, 01:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am looking for help in deciphering the various numbers that are listed on a particular minolta lens that I have. I have no manual to go by. All I know is that it is a 50MM lens. I am trying to sell it and am not sure what the various #'s mean. Any assistance that can be rendered would be greatly appreciated.

Hi Rayab. Typically on a 50mm lens you will find (often around the front optic) info like '49mm f1.7'. The 49mm refers to the filter size it takes and the 1.7 is the aperture - 1.7 is a wide aperture (a fast lens, good for low light/high speed subjects) and the higher this number, the more light you need.

#3 watson229

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:07 AM

Yes, I agree with TonyB that with this higher number you will get more light in your pictures.



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