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Lizzieh1042
08-09-2007, 06:14 AM
I just purchased an olympus 510. My hubby has an old minolta maxxxum 7000i
with alot of great lenses and filters. Is there a way to use those lenses on my e-510. I wasn't sure if there was an adapter out there somewhere. Any help would be great. His minolta has had issues for a while, and there aren't many places that can fix them any more. I sure would hate to loose those lenses!

Gary24
08-09-2007, 08:11 AM
I don't know if this will work or not as I know nothing about Minolta lens but....
http://www.cameraquest.com/adapt_olyE1.htm

DonSchap
08-09-2007, 09:42 AM
The SONY A100 (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dslr_a100-review/index.shtml) (<-- click here) is the "natural" go to camera if you have Minolta lenses. It is there that your husband's lenses will have a "second life" and the camera does a heck of a job, too. Voted "DSLR of 2006", I think you will be pleasantly pleased with the results you can get with it.

Your job, now, is to try and locate reasonable prices on high-priced and hard to find Oly-glass. I'm not suggesting the E510-purchase was a "mistake" ... but, knowing the cost of the associated Olympus lenses ... I'm relatively certain there is a more appropriate word out there that we could probably use.

If Canon had half as decent a marketing team as the Olympus group seems to be, we would probably already know what was in the EOS 40D ... BEFORE it wound up on the Best Buy store shelves.

Good luck

Riley
08-09-2007, 11:20 AM
minolta MF lenses can be made to work, and the quality of these older lenses seems to make the idea worthwhile

http://www.rokkorfiles.com/olympus.htm

the link provides info on using Minolta MF lenses
all i would suggest is avoiding zooms, unless you already have them
they usually look a little soft

Mike S.
08-09-2007, 01:17 PM
The SONY A100 (http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dslr_a100-review/index.shtml) (<-- click here) is the "natural" go to camera if you have Minolta lenses. It is there that your husband's lenses will have a "second life" and the camera does a heck of a job, too. Voted "DSLR of 2006", I think you will be pleasantly pleased with the results you can get with it.

Your job, now, is to try and locate reasonable prices on high-priced and hard to find Oly-glass. I'm not suggesting the E510-purchase was a "mistake" ... but, knowing the cost of the associated Olympus lenses ... I'm relatively certain there is a more appropriate word out there that we could probably use.
Don,

As you may recall, I'm deciding on which DSLR to buy and the E510 is on my list. I see that the good Zuiko 14-54, f/2.8-3.5 sells for $429.95 at B&H. Could you tell me which A100 lens would be equivalent so I can compare prices?

Thanks,
Mike S.

kgosden
08-09-2007, 09:23 PM
Mike S. it looks like the closest match at B&H for the A100 is a Sigma with the Sony mount. They offer a 17-70 f2.8-4.5 for $389. All the Sony/Minolta lenses that cover a similar range are only f3.5 or higher.