Minolta Lens Interchange

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Howard, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Howard

    Howard Guest

    Hello, I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000 with Quantaray lenses. I want to
    buy a new Minolta Maxxum 50 Camera Body only and would like to know if the
    old lenses will work with the new camera. I talked to a guy at Ritz Camera
    Shop and he did not know if the lenses would work because he said there were
    some sort of software changes to the new Maxxum 50. I need help ASAP
    because I would like to order a new camera. Thanks for any help.
    Howard, Mar 25, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    I know what I'm about to say is no help to you whatsoever, but I just
    had to say it:

    Sure am glad I'm a Canon man. ;)
    Mike Kohary, Mar 26, 2005
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    dj_nme Guest

    Well, my solution is fairly simple.
    Minolta only seems to have made two types of AF lensmount, Maxxum
    (Dynax) for 35mm and Vectris for APS.
    Maxxum lenses should work on all Maxxum bodies.
    If you've got the lenses and the shop has the camera body in stock, take
    a couple of your lenes with you to the shop and try them on the body.
    They should work, but the only way to be 100% sure is to try them on the
    dj_nme, Mar 26, 2005
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    Fitpix Guest

    There were some chip changes made from the early lenses which made them
    incompatible w the new chip set (Non Minolta lenses). And since has has a
    7000 his lenses may be from that era.

    FORMER Minolta owner
    Fitpix, Mar 26, 2005
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    Fitpix Guest

    Mike! I am shocked! You must now wear a "Clarrett in 2006" tshirt for a
    week as punishment!
    Fitpix, Mar 26, 2005
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    Leslie Cox Guest

    Minolta made MD mount lenses for manual SLR camera's such as the x-700 and
    others such as the SRT100-200. etc. They made the auto focus series for the
    Maxxum series 7000 -9000 with a different mount, I think this is called the
    "A" mount. You can use an AF, " xi" and an "i" lens on all these autofocus
    models of camera's from the 7000 onward, only some of the features of these
    particular lenses won't work, such as focus hold, and auto zoom, because the
    xi, i, lenses have more contacts for the camera to marry to than you will
    find on a 7000. These lenses were made for the "i" series such as the
    7000i-8000i etc and the "xi" for the 3xi - 9xi camera's. I wonder if this
    will effect the new camera you are thinking of buying? will it require
    lenses of the "i" series to perform all of it's functions instead of just
    the regular AF lens?. I may be worth asking.
    Best Regards,
    Leslie Cox, Mar 26, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    lol...seriously, I like Minolta just fine. My old film SLR is a
    Minolta, and my own favorite picture (Portland Head Light, the main
    pic on my website) was taken with it. It was a pretty terrific camera
    for a long time. I just love having moved to Canon, and never again
    worrying about if a lens will fit, since all EF lenses work with all
    EOS cameras.
    Mike Kohary, Mar 26, 2005
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    retoohs Guest

    Yes and all Minolta AF lenses work with all Minolta AF bodies. The
    lenses will work fine. The only ones that give trouble are some of the
    older Sigma lenses which Sigma usually rechip for free.

    retoohs, Mar 27, 2005
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    retoohs Guest

    They were some of the Sigma lenses

    retoohs, Mar 27, 2005
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    Fitpix Guest

    Thus the (Non Minolta lenses) which I believe some Quantarays are
    Fitpix, Mar 27, 2005
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