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Do all Minolta Lenses Fit Sony DSLR?

johnny m , Apr 06, 2011; 04:50 p.m.

Hi, thank you for any help. I wanted to know if all Minolta lenses fit Sony DSLR. I thought they did but I can't verify it with a search only that some said yes on the "alpha mount." thanks.

edit: I thought maybe I could find some old lenses and buy new Sony body. Would that be bad?

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Jerry Coffin , Apr 06, 2011; 05:04 p.m.

No. All Minolta A-mount (aka Maxxum or Dynax Mount) lenses fit all Sony SLRs.
Three are, however, older Minolta MC/MD mount lenses do *not* fit Sony SLRs (at least without either an adapter that was fairly mediocre, and hasn't been made since 1980-something, or surgery on the lens to change the mount).

Gregory King , Apr 06, 2011; 05:31 p.m.

If it's autofocus for the Minolta mount, it'll fit. If it's Minolta, it'll work. If it's Sigma, and older, it may not.

Most of us use old Minolta lenses. I only have a couple Sony lenses.

paul wheatland , Apr 06, 2011; 09:39 p.m.

I believe with an adapter, MC/MD Minolta manual focus lenses work on 1.5 crop mirrorless Sony Nex 3 or 5, or m4/3 Olympus, Panasonic 2x crop nonmirror cameras.

Paul De Ley , Apr 08, 2011; 12:22 a.m.

Check out dyxum.com for their (nearly) complete database of compatible lenses

Ilkka , Apr 10, 2011; 10:30 p.m.

Some old Minolta AF lenses and a new (or second hand) Sony body is a very good idea. Most of the Sony lenses are just rebadged Minolta lenses anyway, and there is a much wider selection of old Minolta lenses than new Sony lenses. I have some 10-12 Minolta lenses and just one new Sony lens, and that only because I could not find the same lens second hand from Minolta.

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