I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000 camera and 50mm lens (photos below). I would like to mount the lens on my Canon 5D Mark II. Is this adapter the one I need?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Did you try asking the e-bay seller this question? What type of mount is your lens? On the e-bay page it says: It allow you to use old Minolta MC/MD/SR mount lenses and macro accessories on all Canon EOS cameras, such as 350d, 400d, 30d, 20d, 10d, 5d....etc \$\endgroup\$
    – Dragos
    Jan 29, 2016 at 10:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dragos With the photos of the lens, we should be able to help here as to saying which mount it is. \$\endgroup\$
    – Philip Kendall
    Jan 29, 2016 at 10:16

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No, that would not be the correct adapter. The Maxxum 7000 was the first camera to use Minolta's new A-mount; quoting from Wikipedia:

[The Maxxum 7000] introduced a new lens mount, the A system, breaking compatibility with its earlier manual-focus lenses in the MC and MD system.

Unfortunately, it's not quite possible to make a glassless A to EF adapter, so you'd need a significantly more expensive adapter which contains glass.

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    \$\begingroup\$ note also that adapter with glass are likely to degrade the image quality... \$\endgroup\$
    – floqui
    Jan 29, 2016 at 10:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ And for a 50/1.7 lens, which I think the Minolta lens is, the OP would probably be better off just buying a 50mm Canon lens. \$\endgroup\$
    – osullic
    Jan 29, 2016 at 11:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also, if you do get one with glass, there still may be horrible gotchas, as I discovered here: photo.stackexchange.com/questions/88617/… \$\endgroup\$ Apr 12, 2017 at 18:46

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