Lens Adapter - Minolta/Tokina to Nikon
I have a D7000 and my dad just remembered he has some lenses from his old Minolta Maxxum 9000 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minolta_Maxxum_9000) that he offered me to take. But they obviously don't fit. Is there an adapter that doesn't have the problems that seem to be discussed here:
His lenses are a Minolta 28mm and a Tokina 70 - 210mm.
#1. "RE: Lens Adapter - Minolta/Tokina to Nikon" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Wed 31-Oct-12 03:35 PM
I've never heard of one that does well. The problem is that you have to have an optical modification - that's what the glass in the adapter is for - to change the register distance. The quality of that glass and its effect on the optical formula of the original lens vary widely. If this were easy, there would be tons of them out there. There aren't.
It does seem a shame to toss the old lenses, but you can get a 28/f2.8 AI for about $50 and a 80-200/f4.5 AI for about $75 (both at KEH.com) so it's not as if the adapter would be saving you tons of money. No, these old Nikkors don't AF nor do they meter - but you wouldn't have that with the adapters, either.
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#2. "RE: Lens Adapter - Minolta/Tokina to Nikon" | In response to Reply # 0MEMcD Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Thu 01-Nov-12 02:55 AM
While the old Nikkor AI modified, AI, and AIS Manual Focus lenses that Brian suggested will not AF on your D7000, they will meter.
The Minolta lenses with the adaptor will not AF or meter when mounted on your D7000.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!