I have a Minolta x 700 from the 80's and need to switch its lens. i am trying to transfer the same kind of locking system from the lens- it is a conon ae-1 lens. for slr. it looks as though i could unscrew the the casing and fit it exactly. ideas?
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Do you have a lens collimator and other equipment necessary to ensure proper alignment when reassembling the lens? If not, take the lens to a reputable camera shop and have a properly trained and equipped professional do the cleaning.
Unless you have a lens collimator and other equipment necessary to ensure proper alignment when reassembling the lens, don't do it yourself. Take it to a camera shop and have a properly trained and equipped professional do it.
As I understand it, Sony bought Minolta, lock, stock, and barrel. Theoretically the lenses should fit and may work on manual, but I'm very sure they will not totally work on sony digital cameras. I wouldn't even try to fit them as the autofocus system on the camera may be damaged.
Hi, I have a Minolta 7D. I bought an M42 screw lens adapter, an almost flat plate, however the camera kept saying "no lens detected". Then somewher on the web I found a solution: On the menue screen I found "Shutter Lock" with the choice On or Off. By switching to off I can now use 42mm lenses. Though there is no AF and the metering works with setting the aperture manually. Good luck and maybe you find the Sony to be the same. Roy Smith
Try turning off the shutter lock.. In my Dynax 7D manual it tells you to turn off shutter lock when attaching to a telescope or microscope this is what this lens basicly is .The shutter lock is turned on and off in section three of the custon menu on my Dynax ,check your manual for your camera to find out where to turn on and off shutter lock, hope this helps
The Minolta AF lens will fit and work on most of the Minolta AF bodies (it will depend on exactly what lens it is as to the compatibility), you will also find that it will fit and work with the new range of Sony
digital SLR camera bodies.
The Quantaray lenses are a little bit more difficult as Quantaray make lenses for several different types of camera body, it should mention on the lens what make the lens mount is for. If you post further information about the lenses it might help.
Hey Quiltzlady, If you were an authorized service technician you could probably order this part from the manufacturer, and if this camera is really only $90 to purchase new it is very likely the cost of the repair would not be worth doing. The suggestion to super glue the ring back together might work but I would try epoxy being that it is a lot stronger, but remember you run the risk of rendering the lens inoperable when you involve glue with something that relies on moving parts to operate properly. Another suggestion is to find the same lens, but broken, for sale that this ring is not broken on, and use that lens as a parts lens I hope this helps. Sincerely, Allan Go Ahead. Use Us.