Does anyone know much about the Minolta 5000, I've just brought one from a charity shop to play with. I believe the lens fitment is an alpha mount so should fit my a58 but other than that I don't know a lot. The lens looks like a sigma superwide but appears to do up to 2ft so does that mean it's a macro?
It was my first alpha mount camera. Got it in 1992.
Strangest thing about it was the function cards that expanded what the camera could do or aded specialist functions.
It was a big beast but worked ok
I'm amazed the electronics still function.
Mine came with a 35-80mm f4 to f5.6 which was not very good and eventually the iris jammed fully open when on holiday in Northern Italy
The 35-70 seemed a much better optic. And the 50mm was really sharp.