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Lens compatability Not really a troubleshooting problem, but I can't find the answer. Will the old AF lenses from my Maxxum 7000 work with the Sony A900? I klnow that Sony bought Minolta and that the mounts are supposed to be the same, but the lenses are antique and for a film camera. Any idea?

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Most lenses used on your Maxxum should work with the Sony digital SLRs - some features of the Sony won't be available, like image stabilization, but for general photos you won't notice.

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I took the following off of the Alpha website
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Identical to the Minolta A-type bayonet mount, enabling the use of a large back catalogue of existing Minolta and third party lenses"

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rtjohnson1,
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It would help if you actually gave details of the lens!

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THIS IS A CHEAP LENS (<$50 VALUE) SO I WOULDN'T LET IT DRIVE YOUR DECISIONS!!

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I have recently bought a second hand Maxxum 7000 and a AF lens, but found the body not ocntrolling the aperture while shooting. I know 7000 has someting special. Is my problem is due to lens and body compatibility or actually the malfunction of the body. I am sure the AF lens is ok since i have tried it working with another minolta af body.
Can give me an advice?

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