Question on keeping lenses.

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Peter Smith, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Peter Smith

    Peter Smith Guest

    I have a pair of Sigma lenses on my Minolta Maxxum STsi. One is a 70-300mm
    DL Macro Super (1:4-5.6), the other is a 28-80mm Sigma Zoom Macro
    (1:3.5-5.6).

    Yes, I am a small-time hobbiest with a limited knowledge base on the
    specifics of his equipment. I have also been very happy with the photos I've
    taken.

    My question is when I start shopping for a digital SLR later this year, or
    early next year, which bodies should I be looking at if I want to continue
    to use my lenses? Will the Maxxum 7D work with these lenses? If not, will
    another body work with them? Or am I pretty much boned and have to replace
    them?

    Thanks in advance.


    Peter Smith
     
    Peter Smith, Jan 5, 2005
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    Ron Lacey Guest

    I'm pretty sure the lenses will work with the 7D but afaik that is
    the only Minolta DSLR so there is no other digital you can use them
    with.

    Ron

    Ron Lacey
    Murillo Ontario
     
    Ron Lacey, Jan 6, 2005
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  3. Peter Smith

    Alan Browne- Guest

    If they are Maxxum comaptible (as the STsi), then they will work on the
    Maxxum 7D. As you probably already know there is a crop factor making
    your lenses 'zoom in' by 1.5x (as if your 28-80 were a 42-120).

    They haven't announced further models as yet. I would bet on either a
    lower end model akin to the Maxxum 5 without Anti-shake and a more
    plastic body, or a higher end model with 8 to 11 Mpix resolution.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
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  4. Peter Smith

    Peter Smith Guest

    << I'm pretty sure the lenses will work with the 7D but afaik that is the
    only Minolta DSLR so there is no other digital you can use them with. >>

    Thanks Ron.


    Peter Smith
     
    Peter Smith, Jan 6, 2005
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  5. Peter Smith

    Peter Smith Guest

    << If they are Maxxum comaptible (as the STsi), then they will work on the
    Maxxum 7D. >>

    Good to know. Thanks Alan.

    << As you probably already know there is a crop factor making your lenses
    'zoom in' by 1.5x (as if your 28-80 were a 42-120). >>

    Yeah, after flipping through the backlog of posts for an hour I found that
    little nugget of info. So I might have to end up getting a new lens anyway,
    something with a wider angle lens.


    Peter Smith
     
    Peter Smith, Jan 6, 2005
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    Alan Browne- Guest

    Yep, depends on your shooting, but always nice to have something at the
    wider end. The Minolta 17-35 is very expensive, however Tamron makes
    the new wide angle lens for KM, the 17-35 f/2.8-4.0 which appears to be
    nifty, yet more afordable ($817) v. the Minolta 17-35 which is $1350.

    Tamron also have a 19-35 for about $340.

    Sigma have a variety of wide zooms as well. Just be careful to select
    the better ones.

    Cheers,
    Alan
     
    Alan Browne-, Jan 7, 2005
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