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    If he is planning on using his Sony lenses, he may need to get the slightly smaller Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 7 rather than the 9 model. The 9 is larger and "professional", but it lacks the SSM AF system used in Sony zoom lenses. I use the 9 and the Sony A850, but since I only use the prime lenses, I didn't need the SSM AF. If he gets the 9, he will only be able to use manual focus on SSM lenses. These lenses are the CZ 16-35mm, CZ 24-70mm, 70-200mm G, 70-300mm G, and 70-400mm G. Everything else will work in AF mode on all Minolta AF film cameras.
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    True, Greg. However, if he wants to drop about $350 +/- depending on current exchange rate, he can have the 9 upgraded at Runtime in Germany for ADI / SSM capability.
    I did a whole write-up on Dyxum.com about it, when 5 of us got together and sent our cameras over. A spendy little venture, but kind of neat.
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    From what I understand, the process is more expensive now and takes a very long time to get through customs in Germany. I considered it, but it was going to cost more than the camera itself after shipping, customs, and VAT added on.
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    The glass is great too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
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    The glass is great too.
    But the OP is looking for an auto focus camera to use with Minolta AF and Sony lenses they already own.
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    The only truly professional quality SLR that Minolta made that was on a par with the Nikon F and the Canon F1 was the XE1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minolta_X-1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    The only truly professional quality SLR that Minolta made that was on a par with the Nikon F and the Canon F1 was the XE1 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minolta_X-1.
    If we were talking about manual focus Minolta cameras, I think the camera to name would be the XK, if I am remembering the name correctly. But we're not talking about manual focus cameras. The question was about Minolta autofocus cameras.
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    We should probably have the thread name changed to include AF in the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy View Post
    If we were talking about manual focus Minolta cameras, I think the camera to name would be the XK, if I am remembering the name correctly. But we're not talking about manual focus cameras. The question was about Minolta autofocus cameras.
    Where in the original question does it say autofocus ?. It was the XK in the US only Charles the X1 in Japan and the XM in Europe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    Where in the original question does it say autofocus ?. It was the XK in the US only Charles the X1 in Japan and the XM in Europe.
    Have a look at post #7.
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