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Old May 21, 2007, 9:31 PM   #2
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There are quite a few:

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd and S9100 (both 28-300mm), Olympus SP-550 UZ (28-504mm), Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 (28-280mm).

That's probably not a complete list.

If your husband has a Minolta 28-150mm that he wants to reuse on the Sony SLR, he won't get the same viewing perspective that he got on a 35mm film camera. Except for a few full-frame models, digital SLR's introduce a "magnification factor" that increases the apparent focal length of the lens. The Sony has a "mf" of 1.5x, so on that camera your husband's lens would show a similar view that a 42-225mm lens would on a 35mm film camera. If he wants the same view with the Sony -- or any other digital SLR with a 1.5x mf -- he would need a 18-100mm lens.

Also, if your husband wants the performance of a D-SLR, he won't get it from a camera with a built-in lens. So, there are other things to consider besides just the lens.

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