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Old February 22nd, 2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Minolta Adapter?

I've read several posts of people getting there hands on Nikon adapters for the Xl1s. Does anyone know of a similar adaptation for a Minolta mount? I've got a 300mm f2.8 lens I'd love to use for video. Perhaps someone knows of a machinist who could rig something up? Anybody?

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Old February 22nd, 2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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I remember seeing a mount converter a few years ago but it was from Japan. I have no idea where to look for this other than a high end photo store, photo swap meet or trade show. It would let you put your Minolta lenses on other manufacturers cameras (like Canon, Nikon etc.). I have the same lens, it's a beauty but my favorite is the 85f1.4.
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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Les Bosher should be able to make you one:

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Old February 23rd, 2005, 07:39 AM   #4
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Sometimes Optex have Minolta adapters in stock, or you may find one amongst their secondhand list if you keep an eye on it:

http://www.optex.tv/usedequipment/products.php?id=12
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 07:47 AM   #5
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Thanks Tony, I've just sent an email to Les Bosher, and I'll keep an eye on the optex site. Really appreciate the help.

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