Can I use old Minolta MF lenses with digital SLR?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by jtj3, Jan 28, 2005.

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    jtj3 Guest


    I've been poking around the web (and did a Google search), but I'm
    still confused. I have an old Minolta X-700 35MM SLR, and have a
    decent collection of lenses for it. I'm considering going to a digital
    SLR, and I looked at the Konica-Minolta Dimage A200. It looks like it
    has changeable lenses, but it also looks like the camera expects AF

    If I set the camera to MF mode, is it reasonable to expect that my old
    lenses would work with the new camera? Or, should I just sell the old
    equipment and pick the best digital camera I can find? Thanks...

    jtj3, Jan 28, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    Sorry the A200 is a point & shoot dZLR camera, it has optional lens cells
    that mount iun front of it's intregated fixed zoom lens. As for manual focus
    MD lenses they won't work on any dSLR unless you use the VERY hard to find
    MD to Maxxum adapter ($40 usd), which has a lens element in, that means you
    can use the really expensive Konica-Minolta 7D dSLR body ($1,600 usd)
    Darrell, Jan 28, 2005
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    jtj3 Guest

    Well...not the answer I was hoping for, but kind of what I figured.
    Thanks very much for the quick reply!

    jtj3, Jan 28, 2005
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    Gavin Guest

    For what it;'s worth I just bought an A200 and it's quite a nice
    camera, the zoom lens is a manula twist think, no wide and tele
    buttons to work a motor and it feels much better than a "button zoom"
    to me after my SLR's
    Gavin, Jan 28, 2005
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