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Minolta 7000 SLR

I am wondering if there is a digital body that will fit my Minolta 7000 AF lenses.
I have been using my Minolta 7000 for many years and want to upgrade to digital instead of 35mm. As i have many lenses it would make sence to just replace the body and use the lenses i have
Can someone please help me to find a body that is suitable

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Walter

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    I have the same situation.

  • iamrowan Dec 09, 2008

    I loved my Minolta 7000 but have subsequently moved over to digital for the convenience of being able to download and print my pictures. I do however miss the quality and control that the 75-300 AF lens gave me

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Hello,

I used the Minolta 7000 for several years, and had several lenses to go with it. I upgraded the body to Minilta 700si. It worked well, I still have that camera set.

Then I realized that if I add the KonicaMinolta 7D, digital SLR body I would get the benefit of film as well as digital photography. It worked and have two bodies, 700si and 7D, and the lens set which fits and works on both.

However, in 2006 SONY had bought over KonicaMinolta and the SONY digital SLR camera body range should be able to use the old Minolta SLR lenses.

Pls source the SONY digital SLR Alpha range. It should work with your old Minolta lenses.

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The Konica-Minolta 5d, and 7d, both discontinued but available used on ebay and other places will work with your AF lenses, as well as all the sony alpha camera bodies. KM sold their camera business to sony, and most of the whole maxuum/alpha/dynax group of engineers went with the sale to Sony. I had a 7000, and an 8000i, and all my lenses are quite happy on the 7D I picked up a few months ago on ebay.

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