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06-20-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Promaster 60-300mm Macro info needed.

I haven't done much macro photography but would like to become a more involved. I recently acquired a Promaster Spectrum 7 MC, f:4~5.6, 60-300mm Macro. I've looked in the Third Party Lens Reviews but can't find any information on this particular lens. Does anyone have any experience with it and if so, what's your opinion of it's qualities as far as macro photography is concerned?

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Check it for the Ricoh pin before you mount it to the camera.
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Check it for the Ricoh pin before you mount it to the camera.
It is a Minolta mount, so no Ricoh pin. I've got to locate an adapter before I can use it. I bought a telephoto lens case and it came with the lens in it! A freebee. I'd like to try using it, but I know nothing about it's quality.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
It is a Minolta mount, so no Ricoh pin. I've got to locate an adapter before I can use it. I bought a telephoto lens case and it came with the lens in it! A freebee. I'd like to try using it, but I know nothing about it's quality.
You'll need an optical converter to use a minolta mount lens. With an older zoom, it's probably not worth the loss in IQ.

Perhaps fool around with an old Minolta film camera?

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You'll need an optical converter to use a minolta mount lens. With an older zoom, it's probably not worth the loss in IQ.

Perhaps fool around with an old Minolta film camera?
Film is out, but I've been told that for $15.00 I can buy a "glassless" adapter that will allow me to shoot macro with it. It's a lens that might best be suited as a paperweight, but..... where else can a guy have so much fun for $15.00?
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Also, the lens is not a true macro, it's a zoom with closeup setting. If you want to try macro I would suggest using a prime 50 on tubes first.
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