Talk me out of this


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Aug 26, 2010
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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.
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?

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...
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.
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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