Lens for Minolta 7000 AF

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  1. littlefee

    littlefee TPF Noob!

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    Please advise on the best lens types available for this camera.
    For instance, are lens with the letters MD fitting usable on the 7000 AF.
    I would like to buy from E Bay, but am unsure of the lens types and fittings.
     
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    maxxum TPF Noob!

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    MD is manual focus, So no. You need Minolta AF or Maxxum AF. I can give you a few tips on buying. First stay away from any Minolta AF lens with the xi or xti moniker because they all suck. Second, Do a photodo.com check on the lens and google it to check for retail price. I have bought alot of lenses on ebay and here are a couple very cheap lenses that are ok to start. $100 give or take $20.00 Tamron 28-300mm and sigma's 75-300mm neither great but can get you started. And here are some middle of the road prices that I thought to be great deals. $200 Tokina AT-X 28-80mm, and Minolta 100mm macro 2.8 being one of the best lenses I have. Another great lens I bought from ebay was Tokina AT-X300mm f/2.8 pro2 for $980. Good luck and be patient.
     
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    littlefee TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Maxxum for your advice. This next question may seem a little odd in the light of your previous answers, but I'll ask anyway..................Is it possible , that there is such a thing as a conversion ring or kit, that can be fitted to my 7000 AF, so that I may couple up to manual lenses?
    Again, thanks for your help......Dave.
     
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    You can buy adaptors, but they're made by hand. No large company makes them. Pop into some camera shops near you and ask some questions. They may know of a place near you who do such a thing. There's one near me, but I live in England.
    I've heard that Minolta did make one. I've yet to see one anywhere though so don't hold out your hopes.

    http://www.sds.com/mug/af-tips.html
     
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    Ferny, Your info was extremely useful,and the website you gave was incredible.
    It actually prompted me to explore more avenues and I found what I think may be a very good site foir anyone who is after the same gear that I'm looking for.............The site is .....Vintage Cameras .co.uk. I found it on Google and from what I've seen on their online catalogue, they seem to have all that I need.
    Thanks for your help, much appreciated..........Dave.
     

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