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No, it works the other way around. The main measure to know is the flange distance. This is the distance between the mount and sensor on a camera. Lenses for a particular mount are designed for exactly that distance. If a lens would be mounted with the wrong flange distance it would not be able to achieve focus for more than a very short distance, usually a ...
The reason you can't adapt E-mount lenses to your A-mount camera is the same reason you can't adapt rangefinder lenses to a dSLR--the flange distance. The flange distance is the distance from the image plane that the lens is held by the lens mount. This distance is specific to each mount system, and must be maintained for a lens to focus through its full ...
The Sony TCs are designed specifically for Sony G lenses and CANNOT be used with other lenses without risk of damaging both the lens and the TC - this is due to the extremely tight tolerance (about a mm gap) between the lens' rear glass and the TC's front glass. Likewise the new Sigma APO TCs are specifically tailored for a limited set of lenses such as the ...
I tend to look up a-mount lenses on http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/. For instance, here is information on the Minolta 24 mm: http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/Minolta-AF-24mm-F2.8_lens9.html. Each lens page has references to internal and external reviews.
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