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I have a sony alpha a 200 with a 18-70 lense. The lens is acting irradically when the camera is turned on. It makes weird sounds and keeps adjusting in and out. The camera works fine with another lens.

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I think i have the same problem, it was like making a drilling sound like it was jammed, i have the same camera and lens, i thihnk its the focusing part on the lens. i dont want to have to buy another!

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My lens no longer auto focuses and is continually hunting the image, I have confirmed it is a lens problem by changing camera and lenses and it is only the tamron which is a problem


Unfortunately this is a risk when you use third-party lenses. The camera manufacturer's lens to body protocols are not open source nor do they licence the technology to alternative suppliers, so all that companies like Tamron can do is to try and reverse engineer the system.

You only have two possible fixes:-

1. Replace the lens with a Sony Alpha model; or

2. Contact Tamron to see whether they offer an update service for your lens.

The latter is certainly possible with some brands/models, but the costs have historically varied between "you pay just the shipping and handling" right up to "it's cheaper to buy a new lens".

So you either pay a high price for Sony Alpha genuine lenses which are guaranteed to always work with Sony Alpha bodies and firmware updates, or pay repeatedly for third party lenses. "You pays your money and you takes your choice".

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I was wondering if quantarry lens will fit on sony dslr a230 cameras?


Quantaray makes lenses with a variety of mounts. If you specify a lens with a Sony mount then it will fit on the alpha 230. If you get a lens with a Nikon mount, for example, then it won't fit on a Sony.

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Is the Sigma Telephoto 400mm f/5.6 APO AF lens compatible with the Sony alpha camera?


Sigma makes their lenses with a variety of mounts. A lens with a Canon mount, for example, will not fit onto a Sony camera. Assuming you get the Sigma lens with a Sony mount then yes, it will be compatible with the Sony alpha.

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Can u use the lenses of minolta slr camera with any other digital camera body today and if yes then models may be suggested


If you have manual focus Minolta lenses, then they are not usable on anything other than other manual focus M35mm Minolta SLR's.

If they have the Minolta autofocus mount then they will physically fit onto any of the current range of Sony Alpha SLR's and also the discontinued Konica Minolta digital SLR's, but there will be some issues:-
  • there will be a 1.5x magnification factor due to picture cropping caused by the digital image sensor being smaller than a 35mm film frame. As an example, a 70-200mm zoom lens will produce an image equivalent to that of a 105-300mm lens if mounted on a 35mm camera. Lens apertures are not affected by the 1.5 crop factor.
  • Earlier Minolta AF lenses relied on the camera body providing the autofocus motor. Later Konica-Minolta and Sony models lack this motor so the lens can only be used in manual focus mode.
  • If you have a later SSM (SuperSonic Motor) equipped lens and want to use it on an Minolta Alpha/Maxxum/Dynax 9 (different model names in different countries), the camera needs a complete additional circuit board which is no longer available.
  • Later Sony Alpha SLR's have far greater electronic communication with the lenses used. Many Minolta lenses will not be compatible and as Sony don't support legacy products there is no fix.
In short, Minolta MD lenses (manual focus) can't practically be used on any modern digital cameras, and Minolta Alpha (autofocus) lenses will physically fit onto a Sony Alpha digital SLR, but will act as if magnified and may not autofocus or work at all on a Sony SLR. But there's no harm in trying.

Sorry there is no absolutely definitive answer for you, but I hope that you now understand why and that you take a moment to rate my reply.

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Adapter ring make camera read no lens deteched


The 650-1300mm lens lacks the electronics to communicate with the camera. You'll have to focus manually, and set the camera's exposure mode to Manual.

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Lens


The Sony ALpha camera actually use a Konica/ Minolta lens mount. a 500 or 1000mm lens won't have any really mechanical connection to make, so if you can find the lens with a Minolta mount , it should fit. BTW- most of those long lenses require a T mount adapter to fit on ANY camera-

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My sony alpha 300 dslr is making weird noises


i had exactly the same problem today with my a200, was is like a jammed sort of sound? like a drilling sound almost :S
im so annoyed. why is this happening?

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I have a sony alpha 100 i want to buy a 1993 minolta maxxum 3xi with 35-70 and 70-300mm lenses. Those minonolta lenses are compatible with my alpha?


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

I know that the lenses that fit my son's Maxxum will not fit my non-Maxxum Minolta bodies. VERIFY THAT THE LENS YOU WANT TO MATE TO YOUR SONY HAS THE MINOLTA A-TYPE MOUNT.

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Sigma 70-300 +''no lense attached'' w/ sony a200 dslr


clean brass contacts with qtip and rubbing alcohol. let air dry couple of hours. do the body and the lens. hope that helps

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QUANTARAY FOR MINOLTA AF 70-300MM compatibility


Usually mounts are unique to a camera manufacturer. There are exceptions. Sony has the Alpha; lenses for the Konica-Minolta are the same mount. Your AF (autofocus) lens will work on it. You might also consider picking up a Konica Minolta 5D or 7D.....they're no longer made and hence are cheaply had.

The MD and Rokkor lenses won't work on the Sony Alpha.
THIS IS A CHEAP LENS (<$50 VALUE) SO I WOULDN'T LET IT DRIVE YOUR DECISIONS!!

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