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    think i just messed up on a minulta buy

    well i just bought a Minolta 7000 SLR Camera Body and i bought it to use my x700 lenses on but reading on wiki it says the mount is different so i dont think they will fit
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    Sorry about that but the 7000 uses the "A" mount and all the manual focus models use the "SR" mount. You may be able to find an adapter to use them but I highly doubt it. I don't mean to be so negative about it, but on the bright side, the 7000 is a good camera and lenses for them are plentiful.
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    yeah, they're incompatible. You can get adapters but the quality is terrible since they need to include an optical element to achieve infinity focus.

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    great wasted more money sigh i was just looking at the lenses in the uk its high £100 + for a good lens
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    flip the camera. as long as you can break even nothing lost.
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    yeah i could ill see when it gets here i may keep it see if i can pick up a cheap lens for it to play with maybe good for a BW camera with a 50mm wide on
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberspider View Post
    yeah i could ill see when it gets here i may keep it see if i can pick up a cheap lens for it to play with maybe good for a BW camera with a 50mm wide on
    You can pick up the "little beercan" 35-70 and the "beercan" 70-210 for decent prices and excellent quality.

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    beercan?????sorry if im being thick lol
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    You can usually buy that "beercan" 35~70 lens attached to a Minolta Qtsi for about $20-$25 on the 'bay. Keep the Qtsi as a backup body, and enjoy the 7000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberspider View Post
    beercan?????sorry if im being thick lol
    Minolta, when they went AF, designed 2 stellar zoom lenses for the kit. They look like cans if beer. The 70-210/4 is an especially good zoom, perhaps the best on the market at the time. The 35-70/4, while not very wide, is also excellent and very inexpensive. Get the 2, a fast 50 and a 24 or 28mm and you have a very good AF film setup.

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