So my aunt is an "old school" photog. She studied PJ in college about 25 years ago and has been shooting the same Minolta 35mm SLR for probably 20 years. She's not the most computer savvy lady, and saw no reason to go digital (shes been just adding a CD of her photos to her developing order the last few years) until her SLR body took a dive. I was talking to her over the weekend about cameras and photography, since I just go into the dSLR thing, and she mentioned all of this and wondered if she could replace her body only with a dSLR and keep her 25+ years of lenses around. I told her that was the case with most cameras, but I wasn't sure about Minolta. Did some research and found, as I'm sure most of you know, that Minolta sold their SLR business to Sony a few years back, and that it looks like Sony kept the Minolta lens mount for their cameras. So, here's the questions: 1) what should she look for on her lenses to see if the are the Sony-compatible "a-mount"? 2) What lenses, if any, will autofocus on the Sony bodies? 3) Are there any Sony bodies that offer more or less "backwards compatibility" with Minolta lenses? 4) Any other advice for a Minolta 35mm user going to digital I can pass on to her? She's on a budget - it doesn't sound like she has to supply her own equipment for her work, so it's mainly for person use, and/or outside contract stuff. But, she will expect 35mm quality, or at least pretty close. Thanks!