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Took lens off minolta 330si now it's stuck in manual focus and it won't take any pictures

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Sorry, the mounts of Minolta manual focus lenses are different than their auto focus series. Sigma, Tokina and Tamron all make compatible zoom lenses to fit the Maxxum series cameras

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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SOURCE: actually a minolta maxxumm 330si - older camera

I had the same problem. Took it to repair shop and the "gasket" that locks the lens into the camera was cracked. It is a factory part that comes in the camera that is plastic. They replaced it with a metal gasket with a lifetime guarantee. I was told to only use lenses with a metal coupling as well. This was years ago, bu if I remember correctly, it cost approx. $140.

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Is it possible to manually control the focus on this camera? (Konica Minolta Maxxum 400si SLR 35mm Film Camera) I need to be able to manually control the focus, apeture, and shutter speed for a film...


The description of the manual focus is available in part 2 of the manual, page 40. The manual is available as a PDF here: http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/index.html#si_series . It is the seventh camera in the SI series in the list.

To manually focus the lens, press the focus-mode button on the front of the camera (bottom left when you are behind the camera) until M. focus appears in the data panel. If you have an AF lens, turn the focusing ring until the subject appears sharp. If you have an xi-Series or AF Power Zoom lens, pull and turn the lens control ring.

The focus indicator will light when the subject is in focus. To return to autofocus mode, press the focus-mode button again. The camera will also return to the autofocus mode if you press the program reset button.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(in manual focus, you can take a picture even if the subject in the focus frame is not in focus. Often it means you need to take multiple pictures to get a good shot of the subject. The advantage is that you can get some interesting shots.)

Feb 07, 2011 | Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera

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Can u use the lenses of minolta slr camera with any other digital camera body today and if yes then models may be suggested


If you have manual focus Minolta lenses, then they are not usable on anything other than other manual focus M35mm Minolta SLR's.

If they have the Minolta autofocus mount then they will physically fit onto any of the current range of Sony Alpha SLR's and also the discontinued Konica Minolta digital SLR's, but there will be some issues:-
  • there will be a 1.5x magnification factor due to picture cropping caused by the digital image sensor being smaller than a 35mm film frame. As an example, a 70-200mm zoom lens will produce an image equivalent to that of a 105-300mm lens if mounted on a 35mm camera. Lens apertures are not affected by the 1.5 crop factor.
  • Earlier Minolta AF lenses relied on the camera body providing the autofocus motor. Later Konica-Minolta and Sony models lack this motor so the lens can only be used in manual focus mode.
  • If you have a later SSM (SuperSonic Motor) equipped lens and want to use it on an Minolta Alpha/Maxxum/Dynax 9 (different model names in different countries), the camera needs a complete additional circuit board which is no longer available.
  • Later Sony Alpha SLR's have far greater electronic communication with the lenses used. Many Minolta lenses will not be compatible and as Sony don't support legacy products there is no fix.
In short, Minolta MD lenses (manual focus) can't practically be used on any modern digital cameras, and Minolta Alpha (autofocus) lenses will physically fit onto a Sony Alpha digital SLR, but will act as if magnified and may not autofocus or work at all on a Sony SLR. But there's no harm in trying.

Sorry there is no absolutely definitive answer for you, but I hope that you now understand why and that you take a moment to rate my reply.

Sep 19, 2010 | Konica Minolta Photography

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The auto focus is not working. My pictures are blurry & out of focus.


Clean the contacts on the camera body and the lens where they meet with a cotton swab dampened lightly with rubbing alcohol.

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Sony a100 match ups


Yes, when Sony took over Konica Minolta they inherited the Maxxum lens mount (Minolta's AF lens mount system). the only Minolta lenses which don't work are the earlier manual focus type.

Sony have finally launched three new models which are the first to be clearly Sony designed, but they have still retained the Maxxum lens mounting.

Jul 03, 2009 | Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera

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My konica minolta Dimage z2 doesn't focus


Your problem may be that the camera is "locked" on manual focus. If so, you will need to go to the menu, scroll to "2" menu in "P" mode, and click on "focusing mode". From there, hit "single focus or continuous focus." It should correct the problem. Also, is the lens dirty? A dirty lens will not benefit the camera. The light may be too low, also. Try using a flashlight to focus, then take the picture.

Jun 12, 2009 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z2 Digital Camera

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Lens will not come off


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Jun 07, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Camera

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Auto focus will not focus. lens problem or camera problem?


A dirty filter, front, or rear optic can cause the lens to seek

Feb 03, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Camera

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Lens


Sorry, the mounts of Minolta manual focus lenses are different than their auto focus series. Sigma, Tokina and Tamron all make compatible zoom lenses to fit the Maxxum series cameras

Dec 30, 2007 | Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera

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Compatibility of vivitar lens with Minolta x370


Minolta X 370 is not an auto focus camera so provided you are willing to use the Vivitar lens in manual AND provided the lens has minolta mount , you will be able to use it.

Sep 04, 2007 | Cameras

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