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    Hey Steve -

    I have both the MD Rokkor-X 50mm f1.4 (actually 2x of this lens) and the MC Rokkor-X PG 50mm f1.4 for use on my SRT102/202's and XD-11's. The MD Rokkor-X's are in the bag and the MC is on a camera. I also have a 58mm f1.4 and it's not quite as sharp as the MC or MD, but it's just right for the b&w portraiture i like to do.

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    I have the MC Rokkor-X 50/1.4 which is an amazingly sharp lens. I also have the 58/1.4 which I probably use more than just about any other Rokkor that I own. While it may not be quite as sharp as the 50/1.4, it's still very sharp and it has a very pleasing bokeh, which is one of the reasons it's a very popular lens. I use it on my XD-11, XE-7, and SR-T 102, depending on which camera body suits my fancy on a given day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaimeb82 View Post
    I have a Minolta XD-11 that works well, and then I purchased a Canon FL 50mm 1.2 for an older AE-1, the lens that seems to take great pictures, but here is my question. Is there a way I can adapt the FL Canon lens to the Minolta DX-11?
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    There never was a 50/1.2 Canon FL lens. There was a 55, which I have and a 58 which I don't. I have the 58/1.4 Minolta MC lens as well as the 50/1.4 MC Rokkor-X, 50/1.4 MC Rokkor-PG (2 of these), both versions of the 50/1.4 MD Rokkor-X lenses and a 50/1.4 MD. I would say that the 50/1.4 MC Rokkor-X and Rokkor-PG lenses are my favorites. They have the all metal construction which the later lenses lack and also show nice out of focus rendition. The 58/1.2 and later 50/1.2 Rokkor lenses are hard to find and expensive. If I did not already have the 55/1.2 Canon FL as well as two 57/1.2 Konica Hexanons, I might look for one. You might be able to have a 55/1.2 or 58/1.2 Canon FL lens permanently modified for use on Minolta manual focus SLR cameras but you would probaby be left with manual diapgragm operation. The FL lens would need to be used in stop down mode for metering on any FL or FD mount cameras. I have seen several adaptations of f/1.2 Canon FL lenses for use on DSLR cameras.

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    As a general comment, the prices that Minolta Manual Focus gear is selling for nowadays on ebay is unbelievably low.

    I just picked up 3 very good lenses for completely ridiculous prices: Yesterday, I paid $19.99 INCLUDING Shipping for a pretty minty 80-200mm f4.5 MD Rokkor-X.

    And I also paid $8.50 plus $8 shipping for a Kiron 28-70mm f3.5~4.5 MD mount zoom, and $19.99 plus $10 shipping for a Vivitar Series One 100-500mm f5.6~8 Zoom. In each case, I got these for the starting bids because I was the only bidder on the items.

    And in the last couple of weeks, I got a good working XD-11 body for $35, a really beautiful XE-7 body for $30, and a true mint X-570 for $17 including a 50mm f1.7 MD lens, and a Winder D for $12. These prices are unbelievable for the very best Minolta gear. The prices are running around 1/3 the prices of comparable Nikon gear, and even noticeably lower than Canon FD gear, which is probably a more relevant comparison because it's a similarly dead end lens mount.

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