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by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Lenses?
Replies: 12
Views: 4556

Re: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Len

So far, the Soligor, Quantaray, and ProSpec versions of this Lens all work on my Konica Minolta 7D. The two photo's of both Lenses were taken with the Soligor 75-200mm Lens on the KM7D. They all Auto Focus, and the Aperture (F/stop) readout does display on both the internal Viewfinder Display, and t...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Lenses?
Replies: 12
Views: 4556

Re: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Len

Here are Photo's of both of the Lenses, side by side. The venerable MINOLTA MAXXUM AF 70-210mm f/4.0 Lens is obviously on the Left, while a QUANTARAY MX AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Lens is on the Right. While these two Lenses are Not identical, they do share some similarities. Both Lenses Focus from Infinity ...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Lenses?
Replies: 12
Views: 4556

Re: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Len

Hi D.K.! You may very well be on the right track about this Lens, being of a Hoya (Tokina) design after all. If they did indeed make any Minolta AF Lenses, wouldn't they also have had access to the Minolta ROM Chips, Lensboards, and the Stainless-steel Mounts, for the Lenses? That would certainly ex...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Lenses?
Replies: 12
Views: 4556

Re: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Len

Hi, thank's for replying! I still hope there's someone out there that knows the answer to my question. Since posting my question, I have found the List that I compiled, of all of the different "Brand" Names that I have seen, of this same Lens. In reference to this AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Z...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Fri May 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Lenses?
Replies: 12
Views: 4556

Who actually made these AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Lenses?

I have a few of this same AF Lens with different brand names. A Soligor, a Quantaray, and a ProSpec. (Sigma once made a series of ProSpec AF Lenses.) I believe these Lenses were made from the mid-1980's to 1990's. The Lens is an AF 75-200mm f/4.5 Macro Zoom Lens, and was Made In Japan. The Lens's Sp...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:38 am
Forum: Flash
Topic: Need Info On The PermaPak System 6 Rechargeable Battery Pack
Replies: 1
Views: 2569

Need Info On The PermaPak System 6 Rechargeable Battery Pack

I just purchased a used PermaPak System 6 and Rechargeable Battery Pack Module For Flash Units, in very good condition, and a Quantum Flash Cable with Module to fit my Minolta 3600 HS (D) Flash Unit, that also fits my Sunpak PZ 5000AF Flash Unit. The Control Module has Two Output Sockets for two Fla...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Flash
Topic: Sunpak PZ 5000AF Flash: ADI-TTL for KM 7/7D? NEW INFO!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3714

Re: Sunpak PZ 5000AF Flash: ADI-TTL for KM 7/7D? NEW INFO!!

Hi Dusty, Hi Frank, It took awhile, but I got some more info on the Sunpak PZ 5000AF. Went to a "Camera Show", where you can buy, sell, or trade. Someone there had the Flash unit with the Minolta (MX) owner's manual for sale. I told him that I have the same Flash and was looking for a manu...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Yashica AF and Minolta AF
Replies: 17
Views: 4384

Re: Yashica AF and Minolta AF

Their mount was directly based on Minolta AF. Since the lenses are so cheap, you could maybe try a mod. But they were not very good - they were made by Tomioka optical factory, not the Yashica-Contax Zeiss controlled unit. David David, Thank You for the reply. I think I'll give it a try anyway with...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Can You Re-Chip An ACCESS*TEMPO(by Sigma?)AF 75-200 F2.8-3.5
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

Can You Re-Chip An ACCESS*TEMPO(by Sigma?)AF 75-200 F2.8-3.5

I have an ACCESS*TEMPO (by Sigma?) AF 75-200mm F2.8-3.5 Lens that I use with my Minolta Maxxum 9000AF. I want to use this Lens on my Maxxum 7 and KM7D, but it won't A-F or display F-Stops, and I believe it's due to the ROM Chip inside the Lens. I'd like to use this Lens more, because from 75-135mm i...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: Yashica AF and Minolta AF
Replies: 17
Views: 4384

Re: Yashica AF and Minolta AF- Switching Lens Mounts

Is it possible to remove a Yashica AF lens mount and replace it with a Minolta AF lens mount and still maintain Aperture control? The design of both bayonet mounts are so similar (Four Screws, AF Drive Cam location, 5-Pin Contact location, Lens locking detent) that the only major difference is the l...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Want-ads
Topic: Replacement Aperture Blade Set for Minolta Maxxum AF50mm 1.7
Replies: 0
Views: 1605

Replacement Aperture Blade Set for Minolta Maxxum AF50mm 1.7

I'm looking for a Full Set of Aperture Blades for the Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm 1:F1.7 (22). The one I have is an original Maxxum AF Crossed XX Model Lens. Backstory: The Lens was in a Flood (Hurricane Irene-USA), but I disassembled and cleaned the Lens, and it still works! However, since then, the Ape...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: DSLRs pre-2006
Topic: minolta 7d-purchase or avoid?
Replies: 14
Views: 4170

Re: minolta 7d-purchase or avoid?

Hi 2tallpaul, Just came across this post. If you decided to get the KM7D, Good Choice! Ever since I first held my KM7D up to my eye, I knew I made the right decision. My first SLR Cameras were all Konicas (T4,FS-1,FT-1) with Hexanon Lenses, along with a 200mm F2.8 Soligor C/D Lens. My first Minolta ...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: Flash
Topic: Sunpak PZ 5000AF Flash: ADI-TTL for KM 7/7D? NEW INFO!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3714

Re: Sunpak PZ5000 AF Flash: TTL-ADI compatible for Maxxum 7/

Hi Dusty, Thanks for the bit of info on the PZ5000AF. It's good to hear that it works on a Sony DSLR. The one thing that concerned me was, if the Flash-Trigger Voltage is correct for a Maxxum 7 or KM 7D DSLR. Near as I can tell, (from some old Shutterbug, Modern Photography, and Popular Photography ...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Wed Jun 08, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Flash
Topic: Sunpak PZ 5000AF Flash: ADI-TTL for KM 7/7D? NEW INFO!!
Replies: 5
Views: 3714

Sunpak PZ 5000AF Flash: ADI-TTL for KM 7/7D? NEW INFO!!

Hi, I've just purchased a Sunpak PZ5000 AF Flash, in excellent condition, for Konica Minolta cameras. I'd like to know if anyone that has used, or has this Flash can verify that it is ADI compatible with my Minolta Maxxum 7, and Konica Minolta 7D cameras, when using a Konica Minolta "D" Le...
by Viewfinder [ + ]USA1
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Film SLR systems
Topic: Minolta Maxxum 7000AF Battery Holders/Grips
Replies: 6
Views: 4044

Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000AF Battery Holders/Grips

Thank you for your welcome, "David". I have seen the BH-70T Battery/Grip for the 7000AF listed for sale on ebay, from time to time. The one I used the most was the 'AA' Grip, and kept an 'AAA' Grip pre-loaded as a backup. I should have included that they also fit on the Maxxum 5000AF, and ...

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