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    Sony using Minolta lens

    I have a Sony A200 that I was plan to use some older Minolta lens.I have 2 Minolta lens but can't seem to get them to work on my Sony. Can anyone tell me which Minolta lens work on Sony and how do I tell what kind of mount my Minolta lens have. Here are the 2 lens I have now ( MD 50mm 1:1.7 Japan @49mm Minolta) (I don't think this is a Minolta but it came on a Minolta camera.
    Coated Super Albinar Auto 1:2.8 F=2.8mm @52)

    Any info on Minolta lens used on Sony cameras is welcome and helpful.

    Thanks Jim

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    Minolta MD mount is a bayonet lens mount used on the last generation manual focus Minolta cameras. The mount incorporates meter-coupling and automatic diaphragm, and is backwards compatible with Minolta MC lenses. The MD lenses can be used in shutter priority mode with Minolta XD-7, Minolta XD-5, and Minolta X-700. You could get an MD to A-mount converter. They are out there and available (usually from someone on ebay)

    Now, when it comes to the new SONY DSLRs ... they only directly use the A-mount or AF lenses.

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    There are many of these out there, also. You need to realize that that older zoom lenses are not going to shoot as sharp on a DSLR as they do on an 35mm-film SLR camera.

    The "Primes" (fixed focal length lenses, on the other hand, will shoot very sharp and will deliver a good image. Lens like the Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7

    AF 50mm f/1.4
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    Backside

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    Note the five gold contacts.



    and the Minolta AF 28mm f/2.8 are not very expensive and should be pretty easy to buy.


    I hope this helps
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-24-2008 at 02:33 PM.
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
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    Don
    Can I take off that back ring with and take out the stripped parts in my Quantary lens?
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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    Frank ... I'm not that invasive with my optics. I have a repair facility very close and I let them repair and tune up my equipment. It's about $45 to $150 per repair, depending on how bad the damage or ... just a tune up.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

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    I miss the city. But then again all I would get to shoot is buildings and pigeons. I was just looking for a quick fix.
    Thanks
    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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