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08-08-2014, 05:56 AM   #1
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Minolta MA lenses on a K-3

Hello! Is there an adapter that lets you use Minolta MA lenses on a K-3 body? I tried to find one on eBay, but I failed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Syrenius Quote
Hello! Is there an adapter that lets you use Minolta MA lenses on a K-3 body? I tried to find one on eBay, but I failed.
No but Minolta MA lenses work on sony alpha mount and some are worth good money.
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Not if you want to focus to infinity, for sure. You'd need to get the lens about 1mm closer to the sensor than a Pentax lens.

If you want to use minolta A mount lenses on a modern DSLR body, Sony would be your best bet since they use the same mount - the lens would probably be fully compatible.

If you look at the wikipedia link I posted, if a mount is below the Pentax K mount, it can theoretically be adapted, if it's not, it can't, except for close focus/macro/etc.

But you could always put it on a shiny new Pentax Q
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No, it got a shorter flange distance to the sensor and therefore a correctional (teleconverter) lens is needed to achieve infinity focus.

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