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14-07-13, 01:27 PM
I have owned and used a Minolta 7000 for approx the last 20 years, not used so much the last 10, and have two minolta lenses (Minolta AF zoom 80-200 4.5-5.6 and Minolta AF zoom 28-85 3.5-4.5). I believe these lenses would be compatable with the Sony A65. This is were my problem arises do I purchase the Nikon D5200 which beats the Sony in nearly all reviews I've seen or purchase the Sony A65 to use the lenses I all ready have.

Any advise gratefully received.


14-07-13, 04:46 PM
Hi Dunc
Welcome to the forum. Your Minolta lenses should work on a new Sony,not being a Sony user I don't know if you would lose any functions, also your lenses are quite old now. I would take a look at the D5200 and take it from there. Hope this helps... Graham

15-07-13, 07:53 AM
hi i would look at the starting again and looking at cameras with the view that you didnt have any previous kit.

18-07-13, 06:40 PM
Thanks for the advice gents. Just took delivery of a d5200 with 18-55 and a 55-300 lens and having a play this evening.

18-07-13, 08:04 PM
Congrats on your new camera