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Old Oct 31, 2004, 4:03 PM   #1
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I've just been given an old Minolta Maxxum/Dynax 8000i with a few extra bits.

There is a 100-300mm Minolta lens with it which would be handy to use.

This is probably a very stupid question, but is there an adaptor available to convert between the two lens mount systems? If this IS a stupid question could you tellme why.

By the way, what is the type of mount called on the Maxxum/Dynax 8000i.

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Old Oct 31, 2004, 5:14 PM   #2
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It's simply known as the Minolta AF mount (introduced with the Maxxum 7000).

The i series actually has more contacts than the Maxxum AF mount used on the earlier Maxxum (non-i series) models. But, all current production Maxxum lenses are i series compatible.

I have not found anyone that makes a Minolta AF to Canon EF converter. Even if you could find one, you'd probably need to use Manual Focus, andwould probably need to stop down the aperture for metering (because most adapters won't transmit aperture and Autofocus information to and from the lens).
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Old Oct 31, 2004, 6:58 PM   #3
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Thanks. I was given all the stuff to sell so I could put the money towards a new EOS lens. I thought before I sold it, I'd see if it would be cheaper to use it on the EOS.

I'll flog it all and buy a proper one then.

Thanks again.
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