Adapter from Minolta X700 lenses to Sony Alpha?

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Yuri Blanarovich, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Is there adapter or way of using older Minolta X-700 camera lenses with new
    Sony Alpha DSLR-A100?

    It obviously will not use the focus and iris auto features, but I would like
    to use them in manual mode.

    Yuri Blanarovich, Dec 22, 2006
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  2. Yuri Blanarovich

    frank Guest


    Do a search on eBay - it's filthy with adapters - try "minolta lens sony
    adapter." Some are very inexpensive and others are inexplicably
    expensive. Just snagged an Olympus to Canon which even supports the focus
    indicator signal.

    frank, Dec 23, 2006
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  3. Thanks, shoulda thought of that :)

    Graduated from SLR via Casio Digital to Sony Alfa, love it.
    Nice to have both SLR a DSLR and be able to share lenses.

    Merry Christmas!

    Yuri Blanarovich, Dec 23, 2006
  4. Yuri-

    If you find such an adapter, thats great. I seem to recall from years
    back, that the Minolta Maxxum/Dynax SLR users were unsuccessful. It may
    have something to do with the mounting flange-to-sensor distance being
    greater with the newer SLRs than with the X-700 (or at least it would be
    greater due to the thickness of an adapter). If you made such an
    adapter, it might require optics to restore infinity focus.

    I was fortunate to have a collection of Maxxum lenses that work
    perfectly with the Sony Alpha. So far, my only problem was with an
    older Xi flash that doesn't use the current version of TTL control.

    Fred McKenzie, Dec 25, 2006

  5. These adaptors do exist and include either a 1.1X or 1.2X optical
    converter 'relay' and come up on eBay regularly. They generally sell for
    around $100, more or less their original price.

    There is a special one made by Minolta, 1.4X if I remember, which
    includes an AF mechanism. It enables crude autofocus with X-series
    lenses. They sell for much more and were never marketed in Europe, only
    in the USA.

    David Kilpatrick, Dec 25, 2006
  6. Thanks for the info.
    So far I was able to find some adapters on eBay, one Sipratone went for $90,
    it is adapter and they seem to have some lens to compensate for the infinity
    I found 2x converter/adapter for $50 which I ordered and will try.
    B&H is advertising converters for about $40 but out of stock.
    So far I like the Alpha and it would be nice to use some of my old lenses
    with it.

    Yuri Blanarovich, Dec 26, 2006
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