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Gil P. Cormier

Lens for Digital cameras

I would like to buy a new digital SLR and am hoping to salvage some of my old lens. Can anyone tell me if any or all of the following lens are compatable on the new digital cameras. By the way the lens were used on an old Minolta X-370.

Minolta MD 50mm 1:2
Sears Auto 2X Tele Converter 4E/MC MD
Five Star MC Auto Zoom 35-75 mm 1:3.4 4.8
Five Star MC Auto Macro Zoom 75-200 mm 1:4.5
Five Star Tele 1:8 500 mm


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1/8/2006 9:53:00 AM

Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  As long as they are the same mount as the new DSLR you're going to buy, then yes they should work. But there are some disadvantages. Here's a thread where someone's aksed a similar question:

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1/8/2006 10:12:26 AM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  The old MD/MC mount lenses cannot be mounted directly to the Konica-Minolta DLSR or any others. They were effectively "obsoleted" by Minolta's clean sheet approach to the autofocus Maxxum mount. There are adapters available (like this one) for fitting these lenses to the Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D and 5D DSLRs, but it is generally not worth the effort. There is no way for the camera to communicate with the lens for metering or aperture control, so besides being manual focus the lenses also have to be used in Manual or Aperture Priority modes only using stop-down metering. Might be worth using an adapter with the 500 f/8 since (I'm assuming) that mirror lens works that way anyway.

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1/8/2006 11:25:23 AM

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