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Old Apr 19, 2016, 12:35 AM   #1
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Default Minolta to Canon adapter

I recently bought a canon rebel t5 camera and love it, but I have a bunch of old Minolta lenses that I'd still like to use. What kind of adapter do I need?
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Old Apr 21, 2016, 7:45 PM   #2
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The Canon EF lens mount has a flange focal distance of 44 mm.

Minolta had two lens mounts: The SR (MC/MD) manual focus mount with a flange focal distance of 43.5 mm, and the autofocus A-Mount with a flange focal distance of 44.5 mm.

You can't mount a lens designed for a longer flange focal distance onto a camera designed for a shorter one, and 0.5 mm is too thin for an adapter. So I think you're out of luck adapting those lenses to your Canon camera.

If those Minolta lenses are autofocus A-Mount lenses, they'll work as is on a Sony A-Mount body like the A77 or A58. If you're not interested in getting one, there are a number of people looking for those kinds of lenses on the used market.
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