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

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by mcl, Jun 27, 2004.

  1. mcl

    mcl Guest

    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, Jun 27, 2004
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  2. Yes. When my wife got a Maxxum (many years ago) I had the same thought,
    because of the all the X-Series lenses I had (and still have). So, we easily
    found a converter in the camera shop, and I bought it. How easy they would
    be to find now, I have no idea.

    Charles

    P.S. Never used. Draw your own conclusions. I've never thought of selling it
    before...

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    Charles T. Low, Jun 27, 2004
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  3. mcl

    Tom Guest

    There are a number of different brands of these converters. Most (if
    not all) have a lens element to allow infinity focus. That lens
    element also acts as a teleconverter. The convertors that I have seen
    have all been "no-name" brands and are not very sharp. Minolta made
    one or two types of converters and I assume that they are better
    quality.

    In addition to being manual focus, even more of an issue is that you
    lose all aperture automation. So you have to use stop down metering
    and close the aperture to the shooting f-stop manually.

    Tom
     
    Tom, Jun 27, 2004
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