ART Looking for a lens adapter

Valence

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I need expertise here, this is what I'm doing.

I have a 35 mm Minolta XG-M. The body will not advance the shutter any longer. I have two excellent pieces of glass for it (all manual lens) and I'd like to use them. Yes, fully manual focus and aperture adjustment will be a result. I'd like to convert to EF mount for my XTI.

I'm seeing all kinds of MD to EF adapters, and I don't know exactly what I'm looking for (optical or non optical)

Anyone work in a camera store that sells these?
 
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Valence

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Bloke

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I found this, I'd love to use those lens on this camera. I'm not sure how much degradation will occur to image quality with this adapter though. It's only 27 bucks ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Adapter-for-Minolta-MD-Lens-to-Canon-EOS-DSLR-w-Glass_W0QQitemZ320305684880QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320305684880&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A570|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

i dont know, some lenses are too deep for that, i dont know about what you have, but some have rear element protude into camera body
 

Jcolman

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Aug 19, 2002
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Could you give me an idea of the lens included in that deal?
24mm f/2.8
50mm f/1.7
135mm f/3.5
400mm f5.6

All lenses are Minolta rokkor except for the 400. It's a Vivitar in excellent condition. The motor drive works perfectly. The body was resealed about two years ago and works perfectly.

this pic was shot with the 400

fisherman.jpg
 
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Valence

Valence

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jesus that 400 on a 1.6 crop body... that's something like 600 mm or so. From what I've read, the MD to EF adapter without optics makes anything other than macro useless, and the one with the optics severely degrades optical quality. Hmm. I just checked, I have a sigma 35 to 70 and Vivitar 70 to 210 in an FD mount. The body is not so much what I'm interested in, as much as converting those successfully to manual focus EF mount. Which, seems like a bust.
 

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