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    StrayCat
    StrayCat  1014399 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Sep 2013 - 10:32 PM

    Do the Minolta film camera lenses fit Sony DSLRs?

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    gala
    gala  1512 forum posts United Kingdom
    14 Sep 2013 - 12:08 AM

    Yes - My Father has my 28-300 on his Sony.

    StrayCat
    StrayCat  1014399 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Sep 2013 - 12:47 AM

    Is that a Minolta digital lens?

    rogerfry
    rogerfry e2 Member 8501 forum postsrogerfry vcard United Kingdom
    14 Sep 2013 - 8:12 AM

    Denny....Sony inherited the A mount when they took over Minolta. Virtually every Minolta AF lens will work with a Sony
    Useful link

    StrayCat
    StrayCat  1014399 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Sep 2013 - 8:30 AM

    Thanks folks. Thanks for the link Roger.

    Steppenwolf
    14 Sep 2013 - 8:50 AM

    Sony basically bought the Minolta AF DSLR users. So all the old Minolta AF and Konica-Minolta lenses work on Sony Alpha cameras. Which is more than can be said for some current third party lenses (as that dyxum link points out). So you get access to the only AF mirror lens ever made - the Minolta/Sony 500mm AF. With the in-body IS it also becomes image stabilised - so you've got an AF/IS 500mm lens that's hardly any bigger and no heavier than a kit lens.

    Last Modified By Steppenwolf at 14 Sep 2013 - 8:51 AM
    kodachrome
    14 Sep 2013 - 12:33 PM

    Being able to use the Minolta, Konica-Minolta AF lenses was one of the reasons I chose to go with Sony.
    Many can be found on E Bay and other outlets at reasonable prices.

    You can find information and test reviews on nearly all Minolta and Konica Minolta plus Sony lenses on the Kurt Munger web site, Michael Hohner web site and user reports on dyxum web site.

    StrayCat
    StrayCat  1014399 forum posts Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Sep 2013 - 5:56 PM

    A friend of mine in the US mentioned in an email a couple days ago that he had a Minolta film slr plus a half dozen top lenses and was wondering if the lenses would work on a digital body. I have passed on all your kind info, and he's delighted. Thanks very much.

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