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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:04 pm 
I have an old Minolta 7000 in my cupboard for 20 years or so, with it was a 28-85 Macro lens + a 75-300 AF Zoom lens, I read somewhere that a Minolta fits all Sony A mounts? I opened the Sony A580 this morning and
tried on the lenses prefect fittttttttt and boy was I jumping up and down!

Now Ebay sells those camera's for £40-70 with those lenses (BARGAIN)

20 years ago I used that camera, and only for a few months.

today I shot my 1st with these lenses, and I was IMPRESSED, Pictures to be uploaded soon :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:16 pm 
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Congrats - indeed, any Minolta Maxxum or A-mount/AF lens will work on a Sony exactly like a brand-new Sony lens - autofocus, meter, even stabilization.

Enjoy!

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Sony DSLR-A580 / Sony 18-250mm / Minolta 50mm F1.7 / Sigma 30mm F1.4 / Tamron 10-24mm / Tamron 150-600mm / Tamron 90mm F2.8 macro / Minolta 300mm F4 APO
Sony A6000 / 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 / 55-210mm F4-6.3 / 10-18mm F4 / 35mm F1.8 / 16mm F2.8 / via manual adapter, lots of Pentax K mount, Konica K/AR mount, and Leica M mount manual lenses

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http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:59 pm 
@zackiedawg
After looking at your magnificent photo's Sony beats the hell out of any other's in this price range :D and beyond.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:34 pm 
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Thank you - most kind. I think the camera market right now is a pretty amazing place - you can't buy a bad camera nowadays, and the variety is fantastic - something for everyone. As other brands do, Sony has their strong points and unique features, and I've found they work well for me and my shooting style - probably more important is for the photographer to feel comfortable with the camera they have, get the right lenses, and learn to use 100% of the camera's abilities - master all that, and the brand won't matter! Few of us are masters at everything, and I've got lots of learning and improving to do, but enjoying the ride!

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Sony DSLR-A580 / Sony 18-250mm / Minolta 50mm F1.7 / Sigma 30mm F1.4 / Tamron 10-24mm / Tamron 150-600mm / Tamron 90mm F2.8 macro / Minolta 300mm F4 APO
Sony A6000 / 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 / 55-210mm F4-6.3 / 10-18mm F4 / 35mm F1.8 / 16mm F2.8 / via manual adapter, lots of Pentax K mount, Konica K/AR mount, and Leica M mount manual lenses

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http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Hello blindasabat, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
To enjoy your stay here please have a look at the house-rules!
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Congratulation on your new gear! It's good to see that manufacturers honor the investment of their customers in lenses. Because lenses are built for much longer usage than the bodies.
So, happy shooting now! And show us some of the results.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:40 pm 
@ zackiedawg

I forgot to ask you if you are the owner, if so, can I come aboard and sweep the deck in exchange for some Photo lessons :oops:
I will see if I can upload those photo's now.
http://s1131.photobucket.com/albums/m552/bundy58/
I hope this works as it's my 1st time.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:53 pm 
Thomas,
thank you for the warm welcome and I hope I didn't offend you by saying Sony ROCKS! :twisted:
I was going to buy a Nikon, and I thought most people here says there no good, now I put on my reading glasses I can see they say... Nearly as good :wink:
sorry my mistake


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:51 pm 
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Unfortunately, no boats or ships owned by me. Just a frequent passenger! I generally like to get out on the sea and cruise at least once a year - I'll be leaving next month for 14 days, cruising out of Quebec all along the eastern Canadian and US seaboard back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where I live. Both cameras will be coming along for the ride.

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Sony DSLR-A580 / Sony 18-250mm / Minolta 50mm F1.7 / Sigma 30mm F1.4 / Tamron 10-24mm / Tamron 150-600mm / Tamron 90mm F2.8 macro / Minolta 300mm F4 APO
Sony A6000 / 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 / 55-210mm F4-6.3 / 10-18mm F4 / 35mm F1.8 / 16mm F2.8 / via manual adapter, lots of Pentax K mount, Konica K/AR mount, and Leica M mount manual lenses

Galleries:
http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:41 pm 
Thomas looked at your pictures and the one called,
Sensenmann 30999 is absolutely stunning, is that straight out of the camera, or touched up with a program?


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