Will my lenses work

  NewestRoyWidd1 17:53 08 Apr 2007
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Having had a compact digital camera(Canon powershot)for a year now,and being most impressed,I'm now looking to get a digital SLR.
The Canon EOS models look good,but I'm wondering if my Minolta-fit lenses(all auto) from my old 35mm bodies would be useable with a suitable adapter?
I'm away for a couple of days and will look for replies/ideas on my return,many thanks in advance.

  hssutton 22:39 08 Apr 2007

If you do get an adaptor the lenses will only work manually.

Why not consider the Minolta Maxxum 5D, I pretty sure your lensed will work ok with this camera, but do check first

  NewestRoyWidd1 01:12 09 Apr 2007

Thank you,but Konica/Minolta no longer support their cameras,and I'm loathe to buy something,even if still available,that doesn't have makers support.
Perhaps someone out there has more ideas on the subject of Minolta-fit AF lenses working with another make of camera using a mount adapter.
The lenses were so expensive and useful,that I'd like to put them to use again if possible.
Many thanks.

  hssutton 11:34 09 Apr 2007

Sony have taken over K/Minolta and are using the same lens mount for their Alpha range of cameras, so support and development is continuing on the lens mount front.

The value of s/hand Minolta lenses is not very good, so the 5D or the Sony Alpha would appear to be the only alternative other than biting the bullet

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  Stuartli 13:15 09 Apr 2007

Standard 35mm lens must have the focal length multiplied by 1.5 to reveal the true focal length when used with a digital camera.

  hssutton 15:05 09 Apr 2007

That depends on the sensor size. On some Canons there is no FLM on other Canons it's 1.6, other manufacturers have a factor of 1.5 or 1.7

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