Will Minolta AF lens work with Sony Nex-3?

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by kyphotoguy, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. kyphotoguy

    kyphotoguy Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 2, 2012
    Just looking for uses for some of my older lens.

    Will AF work with the NEX-3?
  2. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
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    Promit Roy
    Only if you buy one of the electronic A-mount adapters, either the EA1 or the EA2.
  3. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Only the EA2 adapter will autofocus Minolta AF lenses. EA1 doesn't have a motor so it will only AF a select few Sony SAM/SSM lenses. The lenses with a built in motor. Minolta AF lenses don't have a motor. They need a motor in the camera body to drive them. The EA1 doesn't have a motor, EA2 does. The EA2 adapter is actually quite remarkable. It converts a NEX into a DSLR with phase detect autofocus.