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  1. Blake.Oney

    Blake.Oney TPF Noob!

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    Seriously, though. I love my Nikon, but I am on a serious budget pretty much all the time. I'm really considering moving to Sony so I can get those sweet cheap Konica/Minolta lenses. I have heard a couple people talk about flashes being hard to fit on them, and for anyone that knows, I would like to know if there is any major differences that I would hate. Also, are the Minolta lenses good? I just almost can't resist the 50mm 1.7 for $75. And the 100-300 for $110. Any help would be awesome here.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

    I'm sure you can't expect the same quality results. But will it be quality enough to satisfy you?

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    Step away from the Sony ledge Blake...step away from the ledge!!!!!

    The "cheap" Minolta lenses have long since dried up...the better A-mount lenses now command absolutely ridiculous prices on eBay...Mike Johnston wanted a 35mm Minolta lens...last month he payed an ungodly sum for what used to be a $250 lens...

    Your D3000 will allow you to slap almost any Nikon lens ever made onto the body...
     
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    Haha thanks for that. I've noticed that a lot of the older Nikon lenses will work for it and they're not real expensive, but they won't have auto focus. Now I don't need auto focus in most situations and I would be fine without it. But I do have a problem with the not having it on the Nikon 50mm 1.8 because I would use that for things like weddings and child photos. And I am admittedly not fast enough with manual focus to get the "moments" fast enough like I could with auto focus. I may go ahead and buy it anyway, though because I am putting some of my shoot money back to save for the D90.
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Have a look @ Panasonic G1 or the newer G2 if you want to use old glass. Any make of old film camera lenses can be fitted with inexpensive adapters.
     

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