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Old Mar 19, 2003, 11:12 AM   #11
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I think the 'mistake' that Minolta did was the lenses for the RD-3000 were based on their APS interchangeable lenses cameras @ the time, and of course the market segment did not exist, the least of which would pay that much for tiny APS lenses or associate them with professional caliber!!!

IMO the 4/3 will have the same problem competing with the likes of Nikon/Canon. If Minolta had done the same design with their Maxum lenses (@ a little bit more cost) instead they wouldn't be where they are now and would not have to declare their defeat 3 years ago with this APS format... (the 4/3 is even smaller than APS )
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You can use 35mm lens on a digicam but you will need an adaptor. You will be able to use your 35mm lens in arpeture priority and also manual but not on auto, If you contact srb-griturn you will find them so very very useful or just look up their website. They are also extremely reasonable and helpful.:?
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You can use 35mm lens on a digicam but you will need an adaptor. You will be able to use your 35mm lens in arpeture priority and also manual but not on auto, If you contact srb-griturn you will find them so very very useful or just look up their website. They are also extremely reasonable and helpful.:?
I'm not sure why you're bumping a 5 year old thread. But, the Original Poster was wondering about Minolta Maxxum Autofocus lenses.

Although Minolta didn't have a DSLR at the time this post was made, Konica Minolta later offered two DSLR models that work with them (Maxxum 5D, Maxxum 7D). Also, Sony DSLR models (DSLR-A100, DSLR-A200, DSLR-A300, DSLR-A350, DSLR-A700) will use Minolta Autofocus Lenses.

No Adapter is needed, and they work in any mode. Plus they'd all benefit from the in camera stablization system.

If the Original Poster was using a different camera brand like Nikon or Canon, you could use Autofocus Lenses made for their respective 35mm camera mounts on one of their DSLR models, too (with no adapter needed).

Most 35mm Pentax K mount lenses can be used without an adapter on their dSLR models, too.

When you get into manual focus lenses for some of the other brands, it gets more complicated. Many Nikkor lenses can still be used on a Nikon DSLR body (with some restrictions and loss of features, depending on the exact body and lens). But, some lenses can't be mounted safely on some bodies, and some bodies won't meter with them. Again, no adapter is needed. But, both Canon and Minolta changed their lens mount in the 80's when they switched over to Autofocus Bodies. So, their manual focus lenses are no longer directly supported, except via adapters you can find to use them on some camera brands.

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