A850 in 2017

Started Nov 17, 2017 | Discussions thread
lehill
lehill Veteran Member • Posts: 4,952
Re: A850 in 2017

sgt gatr wrote:

I have a question for you guys. Would it be advisable to buy an A850 still? There is one locally for $200 which seems pretty good for a 24mp full frame camera.

Also, do all Minolta lenses work on it?

Of course, if it's in good condition. US$200 is a pretty low price. KEH is currently selling an EX condition A850 for $822. I'm just thinking out loud that there's something broken or it's a very tired wedding camera.

Otherwise, the IQ of my A77ii (APS-C) and A850 (FF) are about equal. Plus you get that shallow DOF goodness of FF. Minolta AF (Maxxum) lenses use the very same A-mount Sony uses today so no adapters are needed - just mount and shoot.

If you're into fast burst shooting, the A850 isn't for you as it's only 3 fps.

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