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Camera lenses I am looking to buy a digital camera I have a film minolta w/ tons of lenses Can I use these with any digital camera?

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Yes u can use them. Check in this site dpreview.com

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As a result, demand for the lenses which fit your camera is very high and so prices are high as well: it's just basic supply and demand economics. There were cheaply made kit lenses available with your camera when it was new, but like most kit lenses they weren't built to last, so most of the older ones are either non-functional or have been scrapped after owners upgraded. All that leaves are the higher quality, well built, lenses from the time your camera was made which are far cheaper than new lenses but still comparatively expensive.

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