Quantaray 28-200mm for minolta and sony alpha cameras

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mbalek007 New Member • Posts: 1
Quantaray 28-200mm for minolta and sony alpha cameras

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?
Thanks
Mark

Tubal Contributing Member • Posts: 709
Re: Quantaray 28-200mm for minolta and sony alpha cameras

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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madecov
madecov Veteran Member • Posts: 3,456
Re: Quantaray 28-200mm for minolta and sony alpha cameras

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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