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  1. clark3461

    clark3461 TPF Noob!

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    I need some advice. I want to purchase my wife a Canon xti. She currently has an older 35mm minolta. She has minolta, Sigma and Tamron lenses. Can those lenses be used on the new digital Canon? What do you think?

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    No, lenses meant for a Minolta camera, can not be used on a Canon camera...the mount is different.

    Minolta no longer makes cameras or lenses, but Sony has bought out their photographic interests. So you could buy a new Sony DSLR camera and the lenses would probably be compatible.
     
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    Sirashley TPF Noob!

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    If the old minolta is a Maxxum, then the lenses will fit the Sony line. If that is the case, take my advice and get one of the Sony Alpha series... I have the a200, and personally I think it is an amazing camera for the money and you can get it now from the sony site for only $499. Anyway, just thought I'd throw my two cents in because I am soooo happy with mine...
     
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    I agree with all of the above advice. Since you already have Minolta glass (and some 3rd party glass made for the Minolta), go with one of the new Sonys. I love my A200. :thumbup:
     

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