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Converters, adapters and extension tubes All those lens accessories that get in between the lens and the camera.

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Re: Minolta lenses on E System cameras???

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I think is shows promise.. You should get much better contrast once you get outside and dispense with the kitchen window (yes, we have all shot pictures though double glazing, shame on us!)

I find that older lenses are not quite as flare proof as these fancy modern digital lenses. Coatings have improved a lot. So, you need to use a lens hood or shade the lens with a spare hand to get the best contrast.

Take simple precautions, focus carefully and you can get cracking shots from legacy lenses

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Just tweaked it a little in PS Elements. Is this allowed? Or is it a ?

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Hi Mike

Was my 10 or so outlay on the adaptor justified?
Of course It looks fine to me as a "test" shot through the window.

Just got to get use to manually focusing again. These auto focus have made us lazy
Will your adaptor let you focus to infinity as it should be, or do you go "beyond infinity"

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Hi Pete

Just tweaked it a little in PS Elements. Is this allowed? Or is it a ?

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Looks more punchy now :-) Just wait for those outdoor shots with no spare glass in the way!

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Of course It looks fine to me as a "test" shot through the window.

Just got to get use to manually focusing again. These auto focus have made us lazy
Will your adaptor let you focus to infinity as it should be, or do you go "beyond infinity"

Mike
I believe it focused to infinity but I need to do some more test shots using "live view" enlarged x10 to check it out. I haven't yet tried my 500mm mirror but I need to get out with a tripod to test that.

I haven't managed to find an adapter to fit my Minolta auto lenses, only the MC/MD lenses so those will go back into storage.

I don't need auto focus to make me lazy. Aged bones do that anyway.

I was down at Fisher's Green, in the Lea Valley, on Thursday, and oh!, those massive lenses the boys were using in the hide to shoot the bitterns. I was "Fisher's Green" with envy.

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Looks more punchy now :-) Just wait for those outdoor shots with no spare glass in the way!

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Thanks Pete

I just need to get rid of my cough those explosions will scare any wildlife away.

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Re: Minolta lenses on E System cameras???

The same squirrel through the same dirty window!

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Re: Minolta lenses on E System cameras???

I have checked out the ebay link and it refers to Minolta-MD - is this different to the A-mount that fits sony Alpha cameras. I have a couple of nice Minolta lens with this fitting and would like to try on my Olympus if possible.
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I have checked out the ebay link and it refers to Minolta-MD - is this different to the A-mount that fits sony Alpha cameras. I have a couple of nice Minolta lens with this fitting and would like to try on my Olympus if possible.
Minolta MD is the old manual focus lens mount (XG-M, X-700 etc. cameras) and will not fit onto the autofocus mount (5000, Dynax, Sony).

Sorry to be a bore but it looks pretty negative on the compatability front. I guess you could use an adapter but I do not know how the aperture value could be communicated between the camera and lens.

The AF is will most probably (read 99.9% to 100%) not work through an adapter unless some clever Chinese hacker/person has managed to work out how to translate 4/3 language to Minolta A mount, which would cost a bit.

Probably best to get on eBay and sell the lenses or buy a body. 35mm is still fun! Or you could join a Sony forum and make your first post a "for sale" post...

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Re: Minolta lenses on E System cameras???

A quick Google found this

http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/m...af-adapter.htm

and this

www.rokkorfiles.com/olympus.htm

A longer Google would have found more.
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Re: Minolta lenses on E System cameras???

Thanks for clarifying it for me................


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Re: Minolta lenses on E System cameras???

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Thanks for clarifying it for me................


Chris
Chris,

Fair point. Melaka and I have answered two separate questions based on two different assumptions of the lens mount the Minolta lenses you mention have.


Melaka has assumed that you have Minolta MD mount lenses which will work fine with the adaptors for which he has provided links.


I have assumed that you have Minolta A mount lenses. Initially I was negative for various reasons but I have also done some homework and unearthed this (by clever Germans, who else?):

http://www.enjoyyourcamera.com/Lens-...rds::3048.html

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Amazon Amazon




The first version can be seen here:


More adaptors are on here:

http://www.thefind.com/query.php?que...to+four+thirds

Bear in mind that it is for Micro Fourthirds. Neither appear to have a Fourthirds version but you could always email and ask. The second adaptor certainly seems to control the aperture, while the first does not mention it. This may be the difference in price. I think you will have to use manual focus, too.

Hope this clarifies your mind

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Re: Minolta lenses on E System cameras???

Thanks for your efforts on behalf. In fact it is the A-mount I have, a 70-200 "beercan" and a 50 1.7 prime. If I ever buy into m4/3 then at least I now know I could use them but at the moment I still prefer slr's with an ovf.

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