is to demonstrate the
performance of my Konica
Minolta Dynax 5D, in particular when using the Haoda MD/MA adapter.
Adapter one can use older style (MD/MC) lenses on AF camera
bodies; especially on the digital Minolta Maxxum/Dynax 5D or 7D or Sony
After upgrading from my old but very trusted Minolta XD7 I was feeling
really sorry about not being able to use my old MD and MC lenses on the
It seems such a waste to have them and not to be able to use them. Here
a picture of my old "equipment":
So I bought the Haoda MD/MA Adapter(s!). That way I can, though only in
manual mode, take advantage of this pool of good old lenses!
Well, the lenses are not that good, I am
just a little playful:-)
You may have better ones which makes it more tempting to use them on a
new digital camera body.
Here the Haoda Adapter:
Naturally I was curious about how they compare with one of the latest
technology. I couldn't spend a lot on my new 5D, so it came with a
standard off the mill 18-70 f/3.5-5.6 AF DT.
OK, here is a picture taken with the
standard AF DT Zoom 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 in AF mode.
Aperture F/8, shutter speed 1/25s, nominal focal
length 60mm (would be 90mm on 35mm film)
Here the same motive, same distance, taken with my old Minolta 50mm MD 1:1.4 lens,
using the MD/MA adapterm in manual mode.
Aperture F/8, shutter speed 1/15s, (bumped the
tripod a little, hence the offset)
Notice the slight difference in colour. The new digital lens tends to
show a little more pink.
Looks like the old lense is a touch better in definition and colour, in
spite of the adapter.
3 0 adapter left.
Sorry, all adapters are gone.
If there is enough interest I will try to get some more. Please let me