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Sigma Manual Telephoto Camera Lenses for Minolta cameras
Versatile and convenient, telephoto lenses have many advantages for the keen photographer. With a single lens covering a range of focus lengths, telephoto lenses cut out the need to carry multiple prime lenses, enabling landscape, wildlife, portrait and other forms of photography to be undertaken without missing a shot.
For owners of Minolta 35mm film SLR cameras , Sigma manual focus lenses mix all the advantages of telephoto photography with excellent lens quality and build.
Sigma/Minolta manual telephoto lens designations
Sigma telephoto lenses for Minolta manual SLR cameras have the SR mount system. The SR mount was a bayonet mounting system used on all Minolta manual focus SLR camera bodies. MC (metre-coupled) and MD (minimum-diaphragm) designations applied to later Minolta lens ranges but all ranges used the SR mount and therefore Sigma SR mount manual telephotos lenses are compatible with all manual Minolta SLR camera bodies.
Sigma wide angle telephoto lenses for Minolta cameras
Wide angle is a term generally applied to focal lengths of 35mm and wider. There are wide angle Sigma telephoto lenses available that zoom from, for example, 28mm to 200mm. Here, the wide angle element of the zoom enables more of the scene to be captured on film whilst also emphasising distance between objects.
Sigma long focal length telephoto lenses for Minolta cameras
At the other end of the focal length scale, Sigma manual focus telephoto lenses with long focus lengths pull in objects from a distance, without the photographer having to be 'in the scene'. The sheer versatility of having, say, 75mm to 300mm or 120mm to 400mm focal lengths in one lens makes Sigma telephoto lenses an indispensable tool for the general photographer.
Can Sigma manual lenses be used on digital Minolta SLR camera bodies?
It's a question often asked and the answer is generally no. However, using manual lenses on digital camera bodies can, in some cases, be achieved by using a compatible adapter called a teleconverter. These enable the lenses to focus to infinity, a feature that is lost when lenses are attachment without a teleconverter.