Few days ago I've lent my Minolta Maxxum 50mm/1.7 lens to my brother - it sounded like a good idea, he likes photographing and isn't as clumsy as to drop them, or leave and forget them somewhere in the city centre.
Unfortunately, this time something bad happened with them - auto and manual focus doesn't work anymore. I've dissassembled them and tried to lubricate all parts, but nothing good happened, so I'm pretty sure that I have to look for new lens.
I've used them for few months, took a lot of pictures with them, and even put some of those photos on dA, so I'll probably miss them a lot, but I have to move forward. If you have any sugestions on what I should buy next please comment.
Photos taken with them: