Filters for Minolta 7i (7, 7hi) cameras

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Richard Steinfeld, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. I'd like some advice about which filters will work very
    nicely on the "7" series withoug vignetting at the widest
    position. The guy who I bought the camera from included a
    no-name 49mm polarizer which cuts into the corners with the
    lens all the way out.

    Ideally, I'd be using a very thin 49mm UV filter to protect
    the lens. If thin enough, it wouldn't intrude on the photo
    and would also allow the stock lens shade to be mounted.

    I noticed that Hoya makes a couple of lines of very thin
    filters and have been wondering if these would do the job.

    I tried a 49-55mm step-up adaptor for use with my existing
    Canon filters. It won't clear the Minolta lens shade. On
    Minolta's Japanese site, there's an accessory chart that
    shows a 49-62mm stepup ring.

    Trying Konica-Minolta's web site and attempting to contact
    support via email produced nothing but compounded
    frustrations. The automated reply refered with an unworkable
    link to a nonexistent "group." Further attempts at contact
    were worthless.

    A call to Konica-Minolta delivered me into the hands of a
    very polite sweet young thing (who will reamain nameless for
    her own protection). She really tried. She said that there
    aren't any accessories for the 7i, she could not find an
    accessory page, and she doesn't know what a filter is. I
    think that I will stop right here...

    Input?

    Richard
     
    Richard Steinfeld, Jan 25, 2004
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  2. Richard Steinfeld

    Marli Guest

    Most of my filters cut the corners at 28mm. I just clone it out... I
    couldn't find a thin enough one..
     
    Marli, Jan 25, 2004
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  3. Did you try a Hoya that's 3mm thick?

    Richard
     
    Richard Steinfeld, Jan 25, 2004
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    Patco Guest

    3mm should be OK. I am using an old Minolta brand 3mm thick UV on my
    Dimage A1
    and the corners are fine.
     
    Patco, Jan 25, 2004
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    druidh Guest

    Hoya Super HMC Pro1 works for me as a general UV filter. As for a polariser,
    I just crop out the vignetting.


    druidh
     
    druidh, Jan 25, 2004
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    Marli Guest

    I did not try that one. The people at the shop did not seem very interested
    in looking for one. I left and did not bother again.
     
    Marli, Jan 26, 2004
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