I have 3 Sigma lenses could anyone help please.

juebs14 8 9
6 Feb 2012 7:13PM
I have recently become the owner of 3 lenses from a 35mm Minolta camera
markings as they read are AF28 Lens Minolta logo 1:2.8 (22), AF50 Lens Minolta logo 1:17 (22)

75-300 Sigma Minolta .....When looking this one up on the internet the only ones with the same lined grip which circles the main body is a APO but it doesnt have APO written on it, nor does it have the Minolta white circle logo. But it does have Sigma and a tiny M that stands out from the rubber on the opposite side of the barrel to the Sigma sign

I was going to trade these in as i want t get a semi pro Nikon or Canon.
I have spent a few nights on shoots with a friend and i've a great passion brewing in me to get started.

Sadly im not in the position to go in on a low price camera and buy again in 6 months, i just wont have the money then. .....(As My loft contents is already on ebay Grin )

I see so many people selling soon after pruchase and taking quiet a knock with what they paid.
I would much preffer to go in and be set and with a camera Body that can stay with me for a long time.

If anyone has any knowledge of how these lenses may be used on other cameras even if a mount changer is needed that would be great. Also what model numbers.

Im hoping this information may save me forking out for lenses at the start as ive been offered 100 trade in for them all and lenses are going to cost me alot more than that.

Thank you in advance
from a newbie Smile

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StuartAt 15 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 7:58PM
Sony bought Konica Minolta in 2006. I've no idea if the older lenses work on the new cameras, but that's where I would start.

This might help.
looboss 13 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2012 8:19PM
I bought a Minolta & lenses back in the mid eighties, I still use the lenses with My Sony, so no they have not changed.
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
6 Feb 2012 8:36PM

Quote:I have 3 Sigma lenses

There is only one cure for that.....Grin

Quote:been offered 100 trade in for them all

Take the money and run.....Wink
juebs14 8 9
7 Feb 2012 10:53PM
I know they work on the Alpha range, had hoped to go Canon realy.
Thanks for you replys.
100 better than nothing.
Ive noticed they go quiet high on Ebay but you need a good rating as a trusted seller.

Thanks Guys

Hope to pop back once im fully loaded Grin

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