I have the little A37 and love it, I have built up a small, cheap and modest kit from Konica/Minolta AF Legacy glass. So far I have the Minolta AF 24-85 F/3.5-4.5 [what a cracking lens that is] and the Konica Minolta 17-35 F/2.8-4. I picked both of these up on used lens sites for around £125 each. Sadly, the 17-35 came with no hood, so I need to get another hood, may be a screw in, can any one make a recommendation.
They both exhibit those lovely Minolta colours and are very sharp stopped down a touch.
I'm considering the Minolta 24-105 as another for my collection of budget legacy lenses, it should make a good walk round lens.
Minolta primes are my next big search.
As most of my work is landscape, I have nothing against Sony lenses, so don't need the fast and silent SAM Sony lenses. plus the cost of course.
Hope this helps