|Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm f3.5 Macro (V.3) with Minolta X700|
Crikey! These photos were shot exactly a year ago and I've forgotten about them! (Or maybe I chose to forget about these horrible shots...) I don't own this camera/lens set so I can't give any first impressions about them. But the lens, I would say had excellent optics when I did freelensing with my Nikon D5200. If you want thorough reviews from people who have used them, you can find the links at the end of this post...
The Minolta X700 was introduced in 1981 as Minolta's top film SLR. It was meant to compete with Canon's poular AE-1, plus a few more features to kick some ass. It uses Minolta MD mount and has manual/aperture/program exposure modes. Minolta SLR's were still using M/MD mount at this point, then the new Minolta/Sony A mount came afterward, which was a totally different and incompatible mount.
Minolta MD Zoom
35-70mm f/3.5 Macro (3rd Version)
There appears to be 3 versions of this constant aperture zoom lens. The first being introduced in 1978, and the last (this one), introduced in 1983 with a Macro feature. I'm impressed when I briefly tried the lens on my Nikon D5200. However, even if I could adapt the lens on my camera, the range would be equivalent to 52-105mm, BITIN!
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