Minolta to Nikon converter on D7000
I have a few Minolta MD Rokkor lens from a Minolta XD11 camera I owned back in the 70's.
One of these is the 500mm mirror lens.
Is it possible to mount this lens on my D7000 with an adapter?
I looked on Eb** and found this adapter and am tempted to give it a try.
I am curious if anybody else has mounted an older non-Nikon lens on their D7000 using such an adapter.
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#1. "RE: Minolta to Nikon converter on D7000" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sat 15-Jan-11 05:31 PM | edited Sat 15-Jan-11 05:42 PM by JosephK
Who made the 500mm?
I have a Tamron 500mm with an Adaptall-2 mount system from back when I was shooting film in my Minoltas. For this all I needed to do was replace the Minolta mount with the Nikon mount (purchased on ebay). And program in the correct lens data into my D200...
Note that the ad states it is intended for macro usage. This may not be what you want.
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#2. "RE: Minolta to Nikon converter on D7000" | In response to Reply # 0wingdo Registered since 26th Aug 2007Sat 15-Jan-11 06:41 PM | edited Sat 15-Jan-11 06:42 PM by wingdo
That adapter ring is pretty thick. You will definitely turn the Minolta lens into a macro lens (just like putting on a small extension tube would). If you are looking for a macro lens, this may work great. If you are looking for general photography with a much loved Minolta lens this won't give you what you are looking for, and I can't imagine you're looking for macro with a 500mm mirrored lens.
#3. "RE: Minolta to Nikon converter on D7000" | In response to Reply # 2Chris Ross Leong Registered since 18th Nov 2010Sun 16-Jan-11 01:42 PM
If you want your MD glass to focus to infinity you'll want an adapter "with glass" and not "without glass".
In this case, "glass" means a corrective lens set into the adapter that allows infinity focus.
There are several of those on the same site you mentioned. Just take care to go for the highest quality glass you can find, as in this instance it's in the image chain. So cheap won't cut it here. There are nicer ones for a little more money available, one just has to be patient and sift them out from the sea of cheapos.
I've used several of these in the past and found I had to select and swap out many to get one very good one. But that was film, not FX or DX and back before we had decent correction software. Nowadays I think you'd find more options for aberration and distortion control than I did.
So YMMV but in my book still worth a try. With the glass lens element in the adapter.
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