Converter to Allow Use of Minolta Manual Focus Lenses With Autofocus Cameras?

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by mcl, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. mcl

    mcl Guest

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    From: mcl (levinemc_nospam_at_remove_charter_remove.net)
    Subject: Converter to Allow Use of Minolta Manual Focus Lenses With
    Autofocus Cameras?

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    Date: 2004-06-26 19:49:19 PST

    I was just wondering. Did/does anyone make a converter of some kind
    to allow the use of Minolta Manual lenses on Minolta Autofocus Cameras?
    (Yes I know it would be in manual mode only).
    I know I've seen converters advertised on Ebay to allow the use of one
    kind of manual focus lens on other brands of cameras (don't remember which
    one).
    Just wondering if were possible to take that to a different level.
    I have both a Minolta XG-7 and X-700 with a bunch of lenses.
    If there were a converter to let me use them with their
    Autofocus cameras I might make a gradual crossover.
     
    mcl, Sep 24, 2004
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  2. There is an adapter made my minolta that allows you to put your MD lenses
    on AF bodies. However, it doubles the focal length. A quick search on ebay
    show several of these adapters. Search for "MD Maxxum"

    Elie
     
    Elie A Shammas, Sep 24, 2004
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  3. mcl

    Magnus W Guest

    There are at least four such adapters. One Sigma, one no-name, and two from
    Minolta (for long and short lenses). The Minoltas are 2x, the Sigma is 1.6x
    IIRC. The no-name adapter gives a slight tele effect but nothing to write
    home about. It is readily available at B&H. Do note that metering will be
    screwed up on all cameras except the original AF series -- it varies from
    lens to lens and can't be compensated in any sane way. If you shoot
    negative film you may never notice it, slides is a giveaway however.
     
    Magnus W, Sep 25, 2004
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