Quantaray 28-200mm for minolta and sony alpha cameras

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mbalek007
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Quantaray 28-200mm for minolta and sony alpha cameras
Jul 4, 2010

I have a question if anyone can answer. Currently I'm an owner of Minolta Maxxum 400si with stock minolta lens as well as Quantaray 28-200mm lens, I'm planning on upgrading the camera do digital SLR, now I have couple of questions.

1. Is Quantaray 28-200 minolta lens compatible with Sony alpha camera's in full capacity?

2. If it is should I go ahead with Sony purchase, or should I opt out for another system i.e. canon or nikon camera?
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Tubal
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Re: Quantaray 28-200mm for minolta and sony alpha cameras
In reply to mbalek007, Jul 4, 2010

1. Yes (for the most part, any lens that will work with a Minolta Maxxum mount will fit any Sony alpha DSLR).

2. Depends who you ask. Every person will give you a different answer. You don't have much invested in Sony mount glass, so I wouldn't limit yourself to Sony just because you have the Quantaray. I personally use Sony and love it.

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Re: Quantaray 28-200mm for minolta and sony alpha cameras
In reply to Tubal, Jul 4, 2010

In all likelihood, your quantaray was manufactured by Sigma.

There is an excellent chance it will function correctly on a Sony digital body but there is a slight chance that due to age and chip compatibility that it will not function.

Take the lens down to a local Ritz/Wolf and see if you can try it on a Sony body.
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