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I have a Minolta 3xi 35 mm camera. I have two Sigma AF

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I have a Minolta 3xi 35 mm camera. I have two Sigma AF lenses that I paid quite a bit of money for in the early 90's. Can I use these lenses with the Sony A77ii camera and enjoy the full use of the auto focus and zoom of these lenses? I hate to through away these lenses if I can use them. I also am not sure if I want to purchase the A77ii model if my lenses will not work properly with the camera. I would love to get use of the lenses if possible
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 3 months ago.


The Sony A77ii is a mirrored unit that is set up the same as the rest of the original Sony A series and the entire line is fully compatible with Minolta MAXXUM AF lenses and lens caps.

There has been a little confusion because these Minolta MAXXUM lenses do not work with the mirrorless models like the alpha 6000. This is understandable, since they are using the "alpha" designation for the two different designs.

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