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| p.1 #11 · Minolta MC/MD Lenses on EOS |
Minolta lenses will NOT work that well without a Jim Buchanan EOS mount conversion. The problem is that the adapters used to fit the minolta glass on the EOS body has a piece of glass in the adapter. So it will decrease the IQ of the image a bit. I had one, and tried it out and sent it back to Fotodiox.
Zuiko OM lenses on the other hand, work wicked great on EOS. No glass element is needed. I have had the following OM glass:
OM 50mm 1,8
OM 50mm 1,4 (serial number less than 1,000,000 - over 1 mil is supposedly better)
OM 150mm 3,5 (very good lens)
OM 35-70 3,6 (great lens!)
OM 50mm 3.5 Macro (SUPERIOR LENS!!!! - may pick another one up!)
OM 75-150mm 4,0 (good lens)
OM 28mm 3,5 (BEST value out there - superb optics and found for less than $50 usually)
OM 24mm 2,0 (real treat to use!)
OM 24mm 2,8 (every bit as good as the 2,0 - but quite bit less than the 2,0)
The 18mm 3,5 is amazing, however it is $1K or more. With that said, I would put my Tokina 17mm 3,5 SL RMC up against any copy of the OM 18mm 3,5 - mine is THAT good. I sold my OM 24mm when I picked up the Tokina, despite the "warnings"