New and have lens questions. Sony new vs Minolta. Plus zoom question. Advise please.

Started Sep 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Tom2572
Tom2572 Senior Member • Posts: 1,128
Re: New and have lens questions. Sony new vs Minolta. Plus zoom question. Advise plea

Since you brought up kids, the only thing I would mention about Minolta lenses (of which I use almost exclusively) is that, since they are screw driven, they are louder than newer Sony lenses using SAM (still a bit noisy) and SSM (almost silent). Sony still does have screw lenses, mostly holdovers from the Minolta days, but if you plan to take a lot of videos be mindful of the loudness the lens. I rarely take videos so it's not a concern for me.

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