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    The current mounts are either TX or some other mount. If they are TX, you need a TX to Minolta MD adapter, either to replace the existing adapter or to fit where there is none. If something else, then you either need an adapter or a different camera. According to Stephen Gandy, http://www.cameraquest.com/adaptslr.htm, the adapters are available for M42 (Universal Screw Mount) and Exakta. Both of those mounts are really easy to recognize. So the first question is, what is the current mount?

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    My vivitar zoom on srt markings

    Mine is a 35-70 from the mid 80's, and on the bottom of the lens barrel opposite the aperture adjusting ring is reads: lens made in japan m/md.

    The MD part is actually not used on the SRT, only the x700 to know when the lens was stopped down to minimum aperutre when in P mode. MC mounts, if they were made, will work on an srt just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricksplace View Post
    I have a Vivitar 100-300 f5 zoom in the TX mount. .....mounts are available in various styles. Unlike the T mount, the TX mount allows for the automatic aperature features to be used.
    Correct. I've had Vivitar lenses with this mount also (in the mid-70's), but I didn't think the Series 1 came is the TX. It may be easier and cheaper to find Minolta lenses for your camera.
    —Eric

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    28-85mm Vivitar Zoom for Minolta

    Just to confirm what can be inferred from earlier posts:

    The Vivitar 28-85mm f3.5-f4.5 Macro zoom for Minolta (62mm filter thread) that I have says MC on the front (in white) and M/MD (in red) on the mount face. These two designations indicate a Minolta mount, either of which would be just fine on an SRT.

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    to allay some of the confusion with interchangable mounts. They have been around for years in various forms.
    The original T mount was used with Preset lenses Only.
    T2 Don't remember but it was there.
    T4 was a Vivitar product with auto-aperture
    TX was a Vivitar " of improved design.
    None of the mounts are interchangable between designs, so a T2 mount won't work with a T4 lens
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    The Vivitar 28-85mm f3.5-f4.5 Macro zoom for Minolta (62mm filter thread) that I have says MC on the front (in white) and M/MD (in red) on the mount face.
    Mine is the same; however, I just noticed om the mount face is : N/AI-S
    This, I'm guessing, doesn't designate a Minolta. So, if these 2 lenses aren't not for my Minolta, I guess I'll need to find an adapter for the macro {the one I really would like to have} and sell the other Vivitar lens.

    Thanks, so much for everyone's posts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelygirl View Post
    billdele

    Mine is the same; however, I just noticed om the mount face is : N/AI-S
    This, I'm guessing, doesn't designate a Minolta. So, if these 2 lenses aren't not for my Minolta, I guess I'll need to find an adapter for the macro {the one I really would like to have} and sell the other Vivitar lens.

    Thanks, so much for everyone's posts!
    Wheelygirl,

    N/AI-S would definitely indicate that they are Nikon mounts with the later "AI-S" aperture setting system.

    I don't know of anyway you can adapt these to fit a Minolta mount.

    Back in the day when these were made, the key competitive factor (and still is) between the Japanese camera companies was to have proprietary mounting systems (i.e. so you couldn't buy a Canon body and mount a much superior Nikon lens).

    Vivitar had some special licensing arrangements which cut across the lines by letting them offer lesser grade lenses with mounts for each manufacturer's (a.k.a. "original equipment manufacturers" or "OEMs") system.

    Vivitar got a toe-hold in the business by being (a) the first to offer 35mm zooms at all; and (b) later on, by continuing to offer cheaper zooms than the OEMs. But all along, they sold them as if they were "proprietary" with specific OEM mounts.

    I suggest you either try to return these lenses or re-sell them on eBay and learn a lesson to make sure the next one's fit your gear before you bid.

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    The N/AIS measn Nikon AIS mount.
    Maybe you could get a nikon FE or a FM2 for not much money

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelygirl View Post
    billdele

    Mine is the same; however, I just noticed om the mount face is : N/AI-S
    This, I'm guessing, doesn't designate a Minolta. So, if these 2 lenses aren't not for my Minolta, I guess I'll need to find an adapter for the macro {the one I really would like to have} and sell the other Vivitar lens.

    Thanks, so much for everyone's posts!
    Mama took my APX away.....

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    Hi again to one and all!
    Just to let y'all know--I did not buy these lenses I mentioned earlier in this thread. I got these as gifts from a wonderful source! And from this same source I received 2 other lenses: a MD Minolta Celtic f/3.5 135mm; a Kenko 2X MX Teleplus MC7. So, needless to say, I'm beginning to "swim" in lenses and good fortune!! This same source also, may be giving me another 'surprise' tomorrow, the 3rd.
    I can barely wait to see what happens next, with regards to my camera!!
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    So, if you didn't have to buy the lenses, why not buy a camera to fit them? Kidding! Maybe the other surprise will be a camera to fit them.

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