Will a 70-210 lens that fits a Minolta 3000i, also fit a Sony A100?

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As the title implies, I am looking at buying a 70-210 lens (not sure which version yet) and it has been hooked up to a Minolta 3000i. Is the mount compatible with a Sony Alpha A100?
     
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    I don't know for certain...but I would assume that it would work. Sony kept the Minolta mount when they took over their photo interests.
     
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    yeah... I just wonder, like Canon FD mount vs EF...you know. I wonder if Minolta has the same type of thing going on.

    I saw a Minolta 3000i and 70-210 lens on Craigslist for $25 total. No specs really so I wonder if the person selling them doesn't quite know what they have. I have heard the 70-210 referred to as a beercan, that goes for $200ish, so at first I thought this was a steal, but after researching, there seems to be several versions of the 70-210. A few of them are at least $150 still, and one of them is going for about $40.

    This is probably the $40 one, but who knows. A buddy of mine has an A100, and could use a tele zoom.
     
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    He sent a pic of the lens. I think it's just a crappy lens. If anybody sees awesomeness in this one, I'll pursue it...but it doesn't look like anything special.

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    Only Minolta Maxxum lenses are compatible with Sony Alpha camera's. No Minolta MD's, MC's, blah blah blah.

    The "BeerCan" is a 70-210 f/4. It is quite inexpensive, sharp, and very popular among Alpha shooters. I am still deciding whether or not I should get one, but I will probably decide against it.

    I believe that lens will fit, but I know for sure it is not the "BeerCan".
     

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