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  1. #1
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    Quick question regarding Minolta glass and sony camera

    So I'm looking at buying a A330, now this comes with the 18-55mm SAM lens. Can I use my older 70-300mm AF lens that I have been using on my Minolta Maxum 3xi? I've read that there is an AF motor inside the lens but can i still used older glass?

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    Yes!
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    Of course!

    As an example, I can use all of my Minolta lenses including. 28-85mm and 50mm F17 with my camera (a A390). And any lens you put on will have stabilization, thanks to the in-camera Steadyshot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aafuss View Post
    Re: Quick question regarding Minolta glass and sony camera
    As an example, I can use all of my Minolta lenses including. 28-85mm and 50mm F17 with my camera (a A390). And any lens you put on will have stabilization, thanks to the in-camera Steadyshot.
    Noob question, but is the Steadyshot unique only to Sony? Might be a good consideration when I decide to upgrad my camera soon

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    sony uses a floating sensor..others use a floating lens to steady the shot

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    It has nothing to do with "lenses made for film". Minolta made rectilinear 17, 20, 21 and 24mm lenses for film cameras so extreme wide angle was readily available.

    Your 28-105mm is Ok but the best (FF) walkabout is the remarkable 28-135mm which holds up against the best modern competition.

    If you're talking about APS-C cameras, then it's a different story and FF lenses for wide angle are no longer wide; you have to turn to a modern DT lens for a solution in that case or, better still, get a FF camera.

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