Older Minolta Lenses

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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D Williams Contributing Member • Posts: 774
Re: Older Minolta Lenses
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The Maxxum was autofocus so get a Minolta AF to NEX adapter like this

http://www.amazon.com/RainbowImaging-Minolta-E-Mount-NEX-VG10-aperture/dp/B004G3D61W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365714987&sr=8-1&keywords=minolta+AF+nex+adapter

for $20 or less.  You will have to focus and set the aperture manually but you can find out how you like the lens (which lenses do you have).  If you like the idea you can go for the LE-EA2

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Adaptor-Translucent-Mirror-Technology/dp/B005K8AUYI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1365715180&sr=1-1&keywords=LE-EA2

for about $280.  That lenses will work as well or better (except for crop factor) than they ever did on the Maxxum.

As noted above, they will have no stabilization but then neither did the Maxxum.

PS  If by any chance they were MC or MD lenses and you were using an adapter on the Maxxum, you will need to get the MC/MD version of the NEX adapter like this

http://www.amazon.com/RainbowImaging-Minolta-NEX-3-Camera-Adapter/dp/B003XQ6FDE/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1365715490&sr=1-1&keywords=MD+NEX+adapter

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