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Old Mar 31, 2006, 7:23 AM   #61
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so which cameras had lenses that worked with the 5D? i dont know which cameras are newer or not, except i think the 7000 is a pretty old model.
5000, 7000 and 9000 date back to 1985, the 7000 came first, followed by the 9000 and then the basic 5000. Almost any Minolta Maxxum lens will work with the 5D and 7D. Some seem to work better than others, but even with the ones that work best, there is a difference between individual specimens. I have an early 50mm 1.4 prime lens with the crossed xx that Minolta had to drop due to a lawsuit by Exxon over the xx. (This is particularly strange since Minolta sold the cameras through Exxon's monthly gasoline bill inserts) This lens functions fine, although I have been told that the 1.7 focuses faster. Many of the older lenses are better made although heavier than the newer ones. I have used the 50mm, a 28-105, and a 70-210, although I have just started playing around with my 5D. I have a 10-12 year old Sigma 50mm 2.8 1:1 macro that also functions fine with the 5D.
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Help, I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I just bought a Minolta 2XM/A converter S. I want to use my old MD lenses on my new 7D. This is advertised to adapt MD lenses to the Minolta AF mount. It does that but I come up with a no lens attached error. I have read on anoter forum that you have to disable the lens mount switch or something like that. Can someone who as actually made one of these things work help me. How do you dissable the lens mount or whatever to get these to work or is it a lost cause?
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Help, I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I just bought a Minolta 2XM/A converter S. I want to use my old MD lenses on my new 7D. This is advertised to adapt MD lenses to the Minolta AF mount. It does that but I come up with a no lens attached error. I have read on anoter forum that you have to disable the lens mount switch or something like that. Can someone who as actually made one of these things work help me. How do you dissable the lens mount or whatever to get these to work or is it a lost cause?
You need to look at your manual under lens shutter lock, and set it to be off. This is the setting for a manual lens or telescope. Be sure and turn it back on after using the converter to protect the CCD when the lens is removed.
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Wondeful. It works! Thanks
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so which cameras had lenses that worked with the 5D? i dont know which cameras are newer or not, except i think the 7000 is a pretty old model.
5000, 7000 and 9000 date back to 1985, the 7000 came first, followed by the 9000 and then the basic 5000. Almost any Minolta Maxxum lens will work with the 5D and 7D. Some seem to work better than others, but even with the ones that work best, there is a difference between individual specimens. I have an early 50mm 1.4 prime lens with the crossed xx that Minolta had to drop due to a lawsuit by Exxon over the xx. (This is particularly strange since Minolta sold the cameras through Exxon's monthly gasoline bill inserts) This lens functions fine, although I have been told that the 1.7 focuses faster. Many of the older lenses are better made although heavier than the newer ones. I have used the 50mm, a 28-105, and a 70-210, although I have just started playing around with my 5D. I have a 10-12 year old Sigma 50mm 2.8 1:1 macro that also functions fine with the 5D.

Do you know when the 3000i came out and what is it lacking in comparison to the 7000i? They are peanuts including lenses on ebay now.
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so which cameras had lenses that worked with the 5D? i dont know which cameras are newer or not, except i think the 7000 is a pretty old model.
5000, 7000 and 9000 date back to 1985, the 7000 came first, followed by the 9000 and then the basic 5000. Almost any Minolta Maxxum lens will work with the 5D and 7D. Some seem to work better than others, but even with the ones that work best, there is a difference between individual specimens. I have an early 50mm 1.4 prime lens with the crossed xx that Minolta had to drop due to a lawsuit by Exxon over the xx. (This is particularly strange since Minolta sold the cameras through Exxon's monthly gasoline bill inserts) This lens functions fine, although I have been told that the 1.7 focuses faster. Many of the older lenses are better made although heavier than the newer ones. I have used the 50mm, a 28-105, and a 70-210, although I have just started playing around with my 5D. I have a 10-12 year old Sigma 50mm 2.8 1:1 macro that also functions fine with the 5D.

Do you know when the 3000i came out and what is it lacking in comparison to the 7000i? They are peanuts including lenses on ebay now.
According to this dealer, around 1988. I have bought a lot of Maxxum gear from him. He has a 3000i for $42.95 BIN that looks new.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2434%26fvi%3D1
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Do you know when the 3000i came out and what is it lacking in comparison to the 7000i? They are peanuts including lenses on ebay now.
You can find some information on dates (production start date) and features for Minolta AF bodies here:

http://www.mhohner.de/minolta/bodies.php


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Do you know when the 3000i came out and what is it lacking in comparison to the 7000i? They are peanuts including lenses on ebay now.
You can find some information on dates (production start date) and features for Minolta AF bodies here:

http://www.mhohner.de/minolta/bodies.php

Jim, that's a nice site. Thanks for the link.
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Thanks, Jim. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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well i figured out how to extend the 75-200 lens to 200mm, by accident of course, i was taking pictures to sell it on ebay and i held it somehow that it pulled out, ive never felt a lens that extends just straight out.

is this worth keeping for making good shots at this range, i can only control it in the shutter priority mode, no aperture but it beats the crap out of the kit lens range.

i dont think antishake works though, though im not sure.
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