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Offline marindave

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A900 & Minolta Lens
« on: May 08, 2009, 09:47:04 PM »
I have a lot of Minolta lens that I haven't used on my A700 as it not full frame. Now I have an A900 I can't wait to use them on it.

Question:  Should I put it on slow autofocus or is fast ok for them? I don't want to strip the gears as can happen on the Sigma 400mm. 

I have a 70-300, 28-135, 50, 35-70, and a 70-210, and a Tokina 19-35 that is my only full frame wide angle.

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Re: A900 & Minolta Lens
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 09:59:56 PM »
The gear stripping thing is a sigma problem. The minolta lenses, looked after well, will outlast your A900, A950i, Beta700, and Gamma7D (Holographic).

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Re: A900 & Minolta Lens
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 10:36:48 PM »
Marindave- I have all my cameras on slow focus- not for the lens stripping but apparently the focus wowrks better that way. As I am not in sports photography I can assure you for my needs that's plenty of speed!
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Re: A900 & Minolta Lens
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 03:18:25 AM »
I am confused. Most of my glass is Minolta and or was and have never had any issues on any of the 7d's, A100's or A700. Your only gonna strip them in low-low- light. Most of the fear is that of myth. Even the teleconverter debate. Just use common sense.
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Re: A900 & Minolta Lens
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 03:39:26 AM »
I assumed that all Sony / Minolta AF lenses work fine on the A900. I've only heard of problems with older Sigma lenses, which might be typical, or might not.
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Re: A900 & Minolta Lens
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 05:32:48 PM »
I just joined this elite club.  Does anyone know how to turn off the lens recognitioin?  I may have missed it in the dreaded manual, so even a page number would help.

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Re: A900 & Minolta Lens
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 05:44:55 PM »
The A900 came with a manual ???
Will have a look later and see where i saw it on camera.


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