Do all Minolta Lenses Fit Sony DSLR?

Discussion in 'Sony/Minolta' started by johnny_m|1, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. 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?
     
  2. 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).
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Check out dyxum.com for their (nearly) complete database of compatible lenses
     
  6. 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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