Welcome to Minolta MF lens on CANON EOS DSRL with EOS-MD flange

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by mauro.placido, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Hello to all,

    my name is Mauro from Italy.

    I'm to annunce to all that I'have mounted with SUCCESS
    all my Minolta MC/MD Rokkor lens on my CANON EOS 300D body
    with capabilitis to achieve infinity focusing using ONLY a
    meccanical
    flange and so without using any internal optical elements.

    This is possible with my NEW customized EOS-MD FLANGE.

    The Minolta MC/MD lens that I currently own and use with GREAT
    RESULT
    on my EOS 300D (Digital Rebel) are:

    MDW. Rokkor 24/2.8
    MD Rokkor 28/2.8
    MCW. Rokkor 35/1.8 HH
    MC Rokkor 50/1.4 PG
    MD Rokkor 50/1.4
    MC Rokkor 50/3.5 Macro
    MC Rokkor 85/1.7
    MD Tele Rokkor 100/2.5
    MC Tele Rokkor 200/3.5
    MD Tele Rokkor IF 300mm f4.5
    MD Zoom 35-70 f3.5 (Leitz version)
    MD Zoom 70-210 f4 (Leitz version)

    and also

    Sigma 15/2.8 fisheye
    Sigma 2X MACRO 1:1

    YES,
    I speak about GREAT RESULTS because Minolta MC/MC lens are fitted
    on
    my EOS 300D with a customized flange
    that I design (now, I have submitted the realization of the EOS-MD
    flanges to a laboratory of mechanics
    of precision) with a register equal to 43.5mm and with Minolta MD
    meccanical mount. Due to 43.5mm register
    design, there is not need optical elements between Minolta MC/MD
    lens
    and CANON CMOS digital sensor and so
    adaptation is ONLY mechanical.

    COMPATIBILITY ISSUE WITH EOS DSRL CAMERA:
    The EOS-MD flange is fully compatible with ALL CANON EOS DSRL with
    APS-C sensor (expecially with EOS 300D,
    10D, 20D and 30D), no modification is demanded, neither from CANON
    EOS
    body and neither for Minolta lens.

    The EOS-MD flange can be mount on a EOS 5D (FULL FRAME with 1X
    crop
    factor) body, but in this case It is necessary
    to modify or Minolta Lens or EOS 5D body (but not both !) because
    Minolta Lens's aperture pin
    interferes with the EOS 5D's mirror.
    If you choose to modify the Minolta MC/MD lens you have to remove
    about 0.6mm from lens aperture pin.
    If you choose to modify the EOS 5D camera you have simply to
    remove
    about 1mm from plastic on top/right
    of the piece of plastic where are located the electrical contact.
    (see red rectangle in this image: )
    http://web.tiscali.it/deploy/photo/5D.jpg
    Minolta MC/MD lens fitted on this EOS-MD flange (on a DSRL EOS
    body
    with APS-C sensor)
    is affected by 1.6X crop factor like ALL CANON EF 35mm lens
    (so, for example, a Rokkor 50/1.4 has the same angle of view than
    a
    80/1.4 lens)

    IMHO,
    this EOS-MD flange, if mounted on a CANON EOS DSRL, allowes to use
    your Minolta MC/MD Rokkor lens
    much better than on a OLYMPUS four 4/3 camera (like E500/E400/
    E330).
    This occurs because CANON EOS DSRL have in general better
    performance
    than Olympus 4/3 at high iso speed
    (I think all people agrees about this...).
    Another advantage is that CANON's crop factor is 1.6X and not 2X
    like
    on Olympus 4/3 camera.

    The ONLY disadvantage using this EOS-MD flange is that it is
    necessary to mount it in substitution of
    the original EOS EF flange. I remember you that this solution is
    reversible and so you can return to the
    original CANON EF mount simply dismounting and mounting the two
    flanges.

    NOTE that this solution is the ONLY that allowes to use Minolta MC/
    MD
    lens without ANY "loss of quality" and WITH POSSIBILITY TO REACH
    INFINITY FOCUS ALSO WITH WIDE
    ANGLE LENS SET AT WIDE OPEN on a CANON EOS DSRL camera.

    A personal review about this EOS-MD flange is available on my web
    site
    at this address:

    http://web.tiscali.it/deploy/engv/eosmd.htm

    Here you will find both technical information, with photo, and
    selling
    information if you are interested to buy it.

    Thanks to all for the attention.

    Mauro - ITALY
    http://web.tiscali.it/deploy
     
    mauro.placido, Aug 19, 2007
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