General Brand Lens Adapter for Sony Alpha/Maxxum Body to Minolta MD

General Brand Lens Adapter for Sony Alpha/Maxxum Body to Minolta MD

General Brand Lens Adapter for Sony Alpha/Maxxum Body to Minolta MD


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  • 1Description

This General Brand Lens Adapter allows a Minolta MD (manual focus) type lens to be mounted on a Sony Alpha or Minolta Maxxum SLR body.

Although the lens will fit physically, automatic diaphragm (AE metering), or any other functions are not retained using this adapter. In this case you will need to meter in "stop-down mode" since the lens does not have the ability to have its aperture controlled by the camera body.

UPC: 636980412283
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
Camera Mount Sony/Minolta A
Lens Mount Minolta MD/MC/SR
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.7 x 2.6 x 1.1"
Lens Adapter for Sony Alpha/Maxxum Body to Minolta MD is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Some problems, but not insurmountable I have seen other reviews of this product that mention how hard it is to attach. I own a Sony a65 and did not have a problem attaching or removing it from the body. I did have problems attaching it to my MC/MD lenses. It was very difficult to twist on, and when I did it was even more difficult to push the release button to remove it from the lens. This is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. My solution was to twist it until it was snug, but not too loose. I could then take pictures without having to struggle with removing it afterward. I set my camera to aperture priority and set the focal length and focus. The pictures came out great.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good fit I bought this expecting to be able to use several good Minolta MD/MC lenses I have on my Sony a700 and a900. I previously owned several Minolta adapters that worked on my KM 7D but they were 2x and 1.4x TC's that adapted the MD/MC line to the A mount. I had been waiting for a generally available adapter that would not be so much of a magnification. I purchased this. First I mounted it on my MD lens and it was a struggle just turning it to the lock position. A tight fit kind of bothered me. then I tried to mount it to the a900 and a700. Part way through the mounting I decided not to risk my $3,000 a900 to this. While the device looks well made the tolerances just don't make it. I had to use so much force that I felt i would certainly damage the camera mounting a lens. That's just not worth it. Maybe my copy was bad but I doubt it. When they machine a run they make more than one. The box and device are labeled Bower but there are no markings where it is made either on the box or the device, that is real strange. My guess is that this is another example of poor quality control .... If you buy this be very careful. It should take no more effort to mount this than a normal lens. If it does take more effort then you are risking you camera or lens.
Date published: 2009-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Know what to expect Before even considering this product, know what you are buying: It works as advertised. It connects old manual focus Minolta lenses to Alpha/Maxxum cameras. The adapter connects to the camera's body well. And it functions mechanically as expected. However, this adapter WILL NOT make a serious lens out of your old Minolta equipment. You MUST shoot in stop down mode, (use the lens's aperture ring) and you must be in full manual mode. Your old lens will suffer from a slight change in magnification and will lose some sharpness. You will not be able to use your stabilization, as the camera needs to know the focal length for that to work. The Bower version (which you will probably receive) is tight on the lens's end. The cons are many, but I can't say it's a horrible product based off of them. The only fault of the adapter is the tightness of the lens mount. Everything else is a limitation of the technology, not the manufacture of the product. As long as you are informed of the nuances of this niche item it's not too bad. Likewise, the tightness on mine has worn down after a day's use. The metal on the adapter is softer than that of most Minolta lenses anyway. Not a big deal. Used on a Sony Alpha 200 with Minolta 55mm 1.7, Minolta 35mm 2.8, and a Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm 3.5 lenses.
Date published: 2009-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for Minolta lenses on my A65 I use this on my A65 to mount my 50 and 135 mm 35-y/o glass on my new A65. Adapter mounted on A65 and lenses with no trouble (see other comments) by using the TWO red dots to align adapter to mounts. Operate in P or S or M (preferably M) mode. Set camera to fire with no lens attached. It will be just like old times. Needs an instruction sheet to show how to mounts adapter to body and to use steel tab to release adapter when removing it. Focus can be tricky, use the Focus Magnifier and a tripod.
Date published: 2013-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WORKS LIKE A CHARM! I haven't had an opportunity to do any field testing yet, because of bad weather in my area. However, I've made a few indoor test shots with 2 different MINOLTA MD lenses (MINOLTA MC ROKKOR-PG 1:1.4 50mm & MINOLTA MD ROKKOR-X 50mm 1:1.7). The results produced fine,sharp images with my SONY A350 set in the MANUAL operating mode (of course I had to set exposure -_f stop and shutter speed manually)! I also got pretty good results with flash-sync at shutter speeds up to 1/400th sec.
Date published: 2009-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good adapter with couple limitations I did not notice the built-in glass element degrade lens' sharpness much. It has a 1.2x factor. When bright light source is in the frame, a purple veiling haze will show up, and stop down the lens will not improve. On both of my A300 and A850, only focus to 30m, a little short of infinity. So it may not be good for sharp landscape or moon shot. Vignetting only on my A850 with lens LONGER than 135mm, stop down the lens will not improve. Overall, I can get very high quality picture using this adapter as long as I stay within the limitations.
Date published: 2010-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product I was able to use milota lenses (28, 50 , 49 & 10 mm )that are F1.4 and 2.8 on my sony A55 vs buying expensive lenses - i bought the 4 used lens on @ for a 100.00 and this adapter enable me to shoot quality pics way better than the sony lenses that came if my camera- you'll have to manually adjust for focus but anyways I prefer that over autofocus to get quity pics -so its a win win for me
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could Be Better I bought this adaptor so I could mount some of my older manual focus Minolta lenses on my Sony Alpha. I can get fairly sharp images with my 135mm Celtic lens, but on my 45mm lens the pictures are a little blurry and there is occasional lens flare. Oddly enough portraits turn out really well and it is really fun to use auto focus and see how the change in aperature affects the photo in the viewfinder The camera mount fits a little tight but the lens mount is really tight. It's hard to attach and detach the lenses.
Date published: 2011-05-29
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