I did a crazy thing. I removed the minolta bayonet, grind the base of the lens about 1 mm thinner then put a Nikon lens mount (after I redrilled for new screw holes). It worked , it focused to infinity, the meter works with my D2Xs and D200. The problem that hwn focusing I have to full open the aperture then adjust it to the desired aperture for metering. It's a complicated process, but works well. Not every Minolta lens can be treated like that ie: the 85mm Varisoft since I could not remove the lens mount
Sorry, I have never find a 3rd party adapter. Must be due to a problem of te Flange to Focal plane distance. Before I switched to Nikon I used a Minolta XK-M, the minolta pro camera body,but it died on me. so I have a lot of unused minolta lenses. So I am also looking for A 3rd party adapter
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I am reasonably sure that third party adapters have not been made since before the days of autofocus lenses. I have never heard of a digital Minolta to Nikon adapter. It is probably theoretically possible but would probably be so expensive to develop all the computer variables that it will never happen. Also, neither Nikon or Minolta would tell the third party the computer hardware information and they would have to reverse engineer everything.