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Can digital cameras match SLR lens?

by CameraBugJane / November 23, 2012 5:50 AM PST

I have a Minolta SRT102 film camera with a bayonet mount 55mm lens & filter accessories. What digital mfg. matches so I can use these filters & lenses?

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Minolta Lens
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 7:02 AM PST

Sony DSLR cameras will work with Minolta Auto Focus Maxxum lenses with the "A" mount.
Manual focus lenses can not be used.

As far as filters, they are measured by the thread size of the front of the lens. Not the focal length of the lens.
The size is usually marked on the filter (in millimeters).
If you have a lens that uses that size filter, it can be used on that lens.


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Matching lenses and filters
by windfire55 / November 23, 2012 7:37 AM PST
In reply to: Minolta Lens

built into the lensellense applications have contacts The unfortunate part of this is that you have to depend on you abilities to shoot manually because of the fact that most digital lenses have electrical contact points built into the lense mounting coupling,which is usually not present in standard hard copy format.These contacts maake a connection to the camera itself for focus and and f-stop capabilities between the two units,filters are not usually a problem as all filter systems depend on a threaded coupling on the lense and filter..There is only a couple of camera out there that have been able to use their old lenses in a limited capacity(manual only).It will be easier and less exasperating to buy a good camera and pick up lenses as they go on sale plus Sigma and Tamron make a fairly good quality lense at 1/2 to 1/4 the price of brand name(Nikon,Canon,Pentax etc.) it well worth looking into.
good luck and Happy Hunting

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