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 Post subject: Minolta Lenses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:02 pm 
Quick question: I found a listing on Craigslist that includes 5 Minolta lenses (I have yet to determine the mount, etc) for $200. If they were to be compatible with my a200, would they make a nice addition to my set or would there be a noticeable lack in quality?

Also, the $150 Sony 50mm f/1.8 SAM DT Lens, any thoughts/impressions?


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If they're AF mount then chances are they're ok. Older manual ones would need an adapter and remain fully manual. If they're any good depends on the individual ones...

The 50mm f/1.8 is a nice if you don't want to spend more on the f/1.4.

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Yeah, the price of the f1.8 was much more appealing than the f1.4, especially since I do not see a full frame Sony in my future.


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I have the 50/1.8, and it's definately my favourite lens. Playing with shallow DoF is really fun. I posted some images here, if you want a look:
http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/loving-my-5 ... 55403.html


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How can I know of my old MF minolta lenses do work on a Alpha?

EDIT: On a Alpha 550 I meant
The lenses are about 20 years old. On the A550 is an MF-button, which I only would use, when buying.

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If they're MD mount then you will need an adapter to fit them. The MF function on the body doesn't matter in that case, as that only switches off AF on lenses that support it.

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And what if I have another mount then MD?

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If you don't mind the cheap, plasticky feel of the 50mm f/1.8, it's a good option to consider.

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