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Minolta 135 f/2.8 MF

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Location: State College, PA
Nov 14, 2009 18:35 |  #1

I found an old Minolta 135 f/2.8 manual focus lens. This is from an olr SR mount Minolta. I can't seem to find any info on this lens anywhere, which makes me think its nothing special.

Has anyone ever used this lens? Can I easily adapter to an EF mount (I've seen that the registration distance on some Minoltas are different than Canon)? The price the guy guy wants is $30 it includes a Minolta SR-IS camera a Nikon FG a Vivitar flash for each and a tripod. The only thing I may want is the lens so the rest would be sold, if possible.


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Nov 14, 2009 18:59 |  #2

minolta is unfortunately one of the mounts that cant be adapted to EF.(that's if i remember properly)

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Jul 11, 2015 17:03 as a reply to  @'s post |  #3

it can be used for sony's alpha mount camero

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Jul 12, 2015 08:51 |  #4

Imhave the cheaper Minolta MD 135F3.5. It is sharp and compact. The F2.8 version was more expensive and reported to be a good lens.
There are adapters for Minolta MD, but they use a lens to compensate for the difference in the mount. I don't know how well they work. I haven't tried the adapters, even though I have an excellent Minolta MD 85 F1.7.

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Jul 12, 2015 16:44 |  #5

Last time when I researched Minolta was a no go for mount for eos owners. Adapters with glass are poor and you can get so many other not bad and cheap 135 f 2.8 manual lenses easily adapted for canon.

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Jul 14, 2015 08:36 |  #6

In the 70's I worked for a newspaper in North Carolina. The Minolta 135 was my long lens which
I took photos of Football, basketball whatever was needed. It was all I had and it performed
very well.

However that was on Tri-X film so I have no idea how it would be on todays cameras.

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Jul 14, 2015 10:05 |  #7

There are scads of adapters for the EOS-M, but all adapters for the EF mount contain optics and are effectively low power teleconverters. Probably not worth the effort unless you feel you have to be using that lens. I have a bunch of SR mount Minolta lenses too, but I just put them on my EOS-M and enjoy the fact that they're still getting some use.

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