Just to clarify the 50mm MC Rokkor is still available $40 + shipping. The Regular 1.4 is sold.
You can't mount a Minolta MD on EOS and maintain infinity focus without modifying the Minolta lens somehow. I belive the 55 1.2 Rokkor was a good candidate for modifying (permantely) to do this?
in theory, it might be possible to remove the existing minolta mount and modify the lens to mount on another camera while meeting the other system spec for flange-to-film distance. I am pretty skeptical that one can add an adapter without additional optical correction to maintain infinity focus with a Rokkor lens on an EOS body.
You are correct about the quality of Minolta optics however. Minolta didn't have as diverse a set of offerings compared to its competitors, but optical quality was never a reason to shun Minolta cameras.
Here we go. This link has instructions on converting the 58mm 1.4 Rokkor and apparently the same basic procedure works on the 58mm MC Rokkor 1.2 as well. So it is fairly possible to do. If no one wants this 50mm Rokkor I may just have to take the dremel to it and see if this works..
It is possible to modify a Canon EOS mount body to take Minolta Rokkor lenses.
Originally Posted by domaz
Good way to get maximum use out of your Rokkor lenses without butchering the lens.