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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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In practice, unless you have a circuit fabrication facility in your basement, no. Even if you were to take all the parts out of another digital camera, you'd still have to get everything aligned and connected.

It would be far, FAR cheaper to just buy a digital camera. And if you already have lenses that work with the X300, you'll be able to use them with new Sony alpha-series cameras.

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One thing you should know is that DSLR sensors are, generally speaking, smaller than the size of a 35mm film negative. Long story short, that means that your lens will have a magnification factor on the DSLR. Usually, it is in the range of 150%, so a 70-300 lens from a film camera would cover 105 to 450 on a Digital SLR.

To be sure about the mount, you'll need to seek advice specific to Minoltas -- probably best to take your lens to a local camera shop and see for sure if it fits and what features will work (aperature, auto-focus, etc) and which won't work on the DSLR.

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