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Hi
 
A quick question for you.  I am thinking of upgrading to a digital SLR camera. I already have a Minolta 35mm 5xi SLR and want to know whether the lenses that I have would be compatible with the Konica/Minolta range of digital SLR's.
 
My lenses are :-
 
Minolta 28-80 F4-5.6 AF Zoom xi.
Minolta 100-300 F4.5 - 5.6 AF zoom.
Sigma 400 F5.6 AF APO telemacro.
Sigma 18-35 F3.5-F4.5 3wide angle zoom.
Teleplus MC7 x2 converter.
 
Many thanks
 
Geoff Dicker

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Compatibility of film lenses to Minolta/Konica digital SLR's
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2005, 07:23:59 PM »
you may have problems with the 400mm i would try it out on a 7D first. The Minolta stuff no problem. If the wide angle sigma is new then also no problem. If your kit worked with a Dynax (Maxxum) 7  (Film) then you have no problems

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Compatibility of film lenses to Minolta/Konica digital SLR's
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2005, 08:09:54 PM »
Everything with Minolta stamped on it works fine, even old lenses like the 70-210 F4. Peace of mind there. As Ronin says, take your kit to Jessops and try it - you don't have to buy it.  :o

Personally, I thinks it's not a question of an upgrade, it's more of a switchover to modern technology, and it's a must. So long as you've access to a PC and decent image editing software I can think of very few reasons to stick to 35mm film anymore. I say this becuase my D9 went bye byes today (alas, but it had become pointless, heavy baggage) and the only film camera I'm keeping is the cheapy Dynax 60 - becuase it's worthless anyway.  :wink:
SB-400, 28-200/3.5-5.6 AF G, 50/1.8 AF D, 60/2.8 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 105/2.8 AF-S VR G Micro-Nikkor, 70-180/4.5-5.6 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 200/4 AF D Micro-Nikkor, 70-300/4.5-5.6 AF-S VR G, Nikon PB-6... Yes I quite like macro.