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Old Jul 25, 2008, 4:06 PM   #1
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replacing 35mm Minolta 7000 SLR will my lens work with a new digital SLR, I have a bunch of lens and want to get a digital SLR that the minolta lens will work with. Is this possible? any recomendations on a good starter slr?

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Old Jul 25, 2008, 5:11 PM   #2
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All your Minolta Maxxum, Tamron, Tokina, and most of your Sigma and VivitarAF lenses will work just fine with Sony Alpha dSLRs. Sony recently purchased the camera business unit from Konica Minolta. Konica Minolta still makes copiers and other instruments, but they don't make camera or lenses any more. Sony has continued most of the lenses Minolta already had in production for its flim and digital SLRs, plus added some more.

Sony has4 current models:
  • A200: 10MP - $500 with kit lens [/*]
  • A300: 10MP, 'Live View' - $600 with kit lens [/*]
  • A350: 14MP, 'Live View' - $600 body only [/*]
  • A700: 12MP ('Professional') - $1,300 body only[/*]
You can see them at the SonyStyle online store.

In addition, Sony is about to release a 'Full Frame' 24MP dSLR that will probably cost >$2,000. Sony's current dSLRs all use an APS-C sized image sensor which is about 2/3 the size of a 35mm film exposure.
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