I've been reading up on Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 to Canon mount conversions. Sadly, I shoot Nikon (entrenched too deep in their gear to switch now), and there is practically no documentation on the Internet about Nikon mods. All I've found are two really old forum threads containing claims that it's been done.
I'm aware that the process is theoretically the same for Nikon and Canon, but flange length for Nikon is 46.5mm, substantially more than 43.5mm for Minolta. Does this mean it's impossible to achieve infinity focus even on a cropped sensor Nikon?
Has anyone done this mod? What was your focusing range and how thin did you have to make your spacer? If it's not too difficult to make it to 25-30 feet instead of infinity, it sounds worth it considering the nature of this particular lens. Probably won't be running around shooting landscapes with it.