Sony just buy them over.. those lens were made before Sony did that i believe.. they are still Minolta lenses.
Originally Posted by weiz87
So those Minolta AF lenses such as beercan is actuall Sony lens?
More like the other way around... a lot of the Sony lenses are actually Minolta lenses. But Sony itself added a lot of new lenses as well, like the Carl Zeiss lenses, etc.