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Old Mar 15, 2011, 4:32 PM   #1
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I see the entry level Sony Alpha Dslrs have an AF-MF switch on the body do they have an in body focus motor?
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 5:29 PM   #2
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I know next to nothing about the Sony Alpha system. AFAIK, they have in-body
focus motors so that they will work with older lenses. They also work with newer
lenses which have the focus motor built into the lens. The image stabilisation system
is also built into the body.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 5:29 PM   #3
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Yes they do.

Any Minolta AF lens, manufactured as far back as 1985, will AF on any Sony Alpha body. Any Tamron or Tokina AF lens made for the Minolta or Sony lens mount will AF on a Sony Alpha body, and all but a few older Sigma AF lenses made for the Minolta or Sony lens mount will AF on a Sony Alpha body.

And they will all be stabilized as well.

Ony the Sony NEX bodies don't have their own AF Motors.
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Old Mar 15, 2011, 5:42 PM   #4
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Oh well thank you very much im gettin an a230 instead of a d3000 now
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