PhotoTraveler wrote:In this case though it's not just similar design, but an actual modified A mount variant.
rogprov wrote:Also a clever AF Converter 1.6x was made which enabled the use of Contax/Yashica manual focus lenses - and focussed many of them automatically. I think this would be interesting to some Minolta/Sony users if it could be modified to work with the MAF mount. Think of all those older Zeiss Contax fit lenses, Planar, Sonnar, Distagon, Tessar ….
There's a similar converter available for the Minolta MC/MD lenses that will mount it on A-mount bodies.
Dusty wrote:Granted, Roger, that auto focusing manual lenses is unique, but you're still stuck with the bad side-effects. I wish there was a way to just take my MD lenses and remove the MD mount and replace it with an Alpha mount. I could get some nice glass back, and wouldn't care that I had to manually focus.
rogprov wrote:Dusty wrote:There's a similar converter available for the Minolta MC/MD lenses that will mount it on A-mount bodies.
Yes, there are plenty of adapters available to fit various lenses to the Minolta A mount ... but the uniqueness of this Yashica one is that it auto-focusses manual focus Zeiss lenses ... must be interesting at the very least.
01af wrote:That's not unique. The same auto-focusing 1.6× tele converter for manual-focus lenses also exists in a Minolta version. It auto-focuses Rokkor lenses on A-mount bodies, and also enables full-aperture metering with most MC and MD lenses. It's made by Sigma, and optical quality is pretty good---much unlike the dreadful 1.25× MD/AF adapters. Unfortunately (and notoriously Sigma) the auto-focus feature only works on the first-generation Minolta AF camera bodies, i. e. 5000, 7000, and 9000.
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