Post by Dan Vincent on Oct 29, 2016 22:01:20 GMT -5
I used to do magazine articles with Minolta Film SLRs and would like to use some of my lenses on my Nikon D90 and D5300 DSLR's. This Tokina 28-85 was used for many magazine photos and I hate to see it sitting on a shelf. Another I want to try is a 600mm Sigma Mirror Lens.
This adapter is a Fotodiox (Minolta MD - Nikon)
Another I want to try is a 600mm Sigma Mirror Lens.
Post by belgiumreporter on Oct 30, 2016 7:36:51 GMT -5
Nice line up of minoltas, what would a minolta collection be without an XK? :-) do you've got sr series as well?
It is frustrating the flange distance of nikon dslr's is such it is inpossible to focus at infinity with (adapted) other brand lenses. Solutions are at hand, but not all of them are that good or cheap...
Post by Dan Vincent on Nov 1, 2016 20:45:17 GMT -5
The Minolta Celtic lens series was a cheaper line with less coatings. I used my Celtic 100-200 for all of my magazine in-flight model airplane shots and they were quite sharp.
They are probably rarer than the Rokkors and the tables might have turned on collector value.
That Celtic 35 lens when used with a doubler, gave excellent shots of HO train locos.
Here are a few shots I took with the Minolta Celtic 100-200 zoom lens and scanned in on an old scanner over ten years ago. These were 4" x 6" shots taken with a Minolta X-700 or XD-11. The prop jobs had to be taken at 1/500 or less to avoid stopping the props.
I have hundreds, maybe thousands of model aircraft pictures.