Minolta Sony Lens?

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  1. AmericanJesus

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    Hey my dad has pretty much every lens imaginable for his old minolta SLR,any idea if they are compatible with my A100?
     
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    If they are Maxxum autofocus lenses for the later Minolta film cameras then the answer is probably yes.

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    You may need an adapter from Auto to Manual for some of the older lens. They are cheap... about $15 give or take.
     
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    I have been using my old Minolta auto focus lenses on my A700 with no problems. My old 24mm is more like a 35mm and my 50mm is more like a 70mm on the dslr but since I know that when working with it there are no problems. I have not had good luck with the adapter.
     
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    Any AF Minolta lens will work on the Sony A100/A200/A300/a350/a700. I have 13 Minolta AF lenses all work on the Alpha bodies Beware of older Sigma lenses. any Sigma lens with a serial # lower than 3***** will not be recognized by the Alphas . Here is a site that lists every compatable lens,flash accessories for Sonys cameras http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/index.asp you can type in your lens on the right side and it will tells you everthing you need to know about it. or just thumb threw all the lenses
     
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    when you use your dad's camera, does it autofocus? if you answered Yes to this question, then you have sony compatable lenses
     

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