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    Minolta MD lens question

    What kind of Minolta MD lens has a max f-stop of 5.6? Big long hood and no indication of focal length. Saw it in a pawn shop and held it to my 5D Classic and it looks like a 300 or a 400. It's got some serious reach. About a foot long with the hood extended.
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    The 400 is f5.6 and about 256.5mm long without the hood. Perhaps its that

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    Was it an original Minolta lens?
    There is a complete list of Minolta lenses here
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    yep it's original.....might be worth picking up an MD adapter for my EOS line. Looks to be the 400 5.6, they were asking like 70 bucks for it I think. how sharp are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ath View Post
    Was it an original Minolta lens?
    There is a complete list of Minolta lenses here
    Wow, this site is awesome. Anyways you probably already know this, but I don't think MD-EOS adapters go to infinity without optics

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    The catalog I have shows the 400mm f5.6 as an APO (apochromat), 7 elements in 6 groups, weighs 1470gr. I think it would be pretty good.

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    at that price for a 400 imho is a steal.

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    I'm pretty much sold on an MD system at this point, because of that lens. Time to find an SRT or an XD11
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    For a Minolta body also consider the XE-7 or XK.

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    Sorry to be a technical wet blanket, but the Minolta lens mount is called SR. The MC/MD designation is for the later meter coupled lenses but they are still SR mount. You will find it difficult to mount an SR lens to an EOS because the Minolta lens to film distance is much shorter than Nikon or Canon it would be much easier to mount those lenses to Minolta bodies. You will not have infinity focus without an optically corrected adapter and even that will create problems.
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