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| p.1 #2 · Needing some Digital SLR help with AF lens |
I so want to get out and use my lens I had for my Minolta 35mm SLR for the up coming car meets this summer. I have about a good $500-700 in lens I have not used for years because SLR have been so much. The cost of the SLR is going down. Problem is my lens are AF type. Only ones uses them is select Sony models. I just do not like what Sony has out there.
What I am trying to figure out is if there is a good adapter out there to convert my Minolta lens to fit other body styles and not loose my auto focus and other auto settings. I have seen some out there but I loose these auto settings.
I am doing a bunch of looking and I find some things but nothing to confirm if the setup is going to work how I want it to. Thank you for any help.
I just do not have a extra 1K for a complete new camera setup right now. Trying to see if there is any way to get away with a body and adapter setup.
basicly no. using an adapter (if you can get one to cross platforms) will render you with Manual Focus. and even if you could get one that did it would cost quite a bit.
what you have to think about is there is alot of communication between the body and a modern AF lens . some systems used to use a screw drive AF which was alot more basic and the body did nearly all the work (possibly how yours works)
Most AF systems started like this (Minolts / Pentax / Nikon) as this allowed for a much easier transition to a system as it could have old Manual glass and AF glass . whereas Canon went down the the fully electronic route with the motor and stuff in the lens .
But recently all the other systems have gone down this rout as well , with some bodies now not supporting older screw drive lenses for AF .
I guess you are at a crossroads where you make the choice now on a system . ask yourself what it is you dont like about sony ? their DSLR's of late have had a few good reviews, the new Peli mirror system allows for very good AF pefromance when tracking moving subjects (that said I dont know if they support older screw drive for them).
If you want a system thats well supported with lots of different glass then both Canon and Nikon are good choices as both these have lenses ranging from very wide to super Tele (600-800) .