Minolta/Sony camera accessories

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Contributors

The following people have contributed to this page:

Bernard Berrebi, Hans-Peter Braun, Jürgen Buss, David Defoort, Patrick Ferru, Vitor Fonseca, Mark A. Henn, Matthias Paul, Mathias Schwenke, Viggo Sloth

Thanks to all!

Last update: August 18th, 2014

Releases

Minolta RC-1000S, Sony RM-S1AM
Wired camera release, 50 cm cable length. See camera table for compatibility.
Minolta RC-1000L, Sony RM-L1AM
Wired camera release, 5 m cable length. See camera table for compatibility.
Minolta IR-1N
Wireless camera release. IR-1N has ISO flash shoe, requires FS-1100 adapter to mount on iISO cameras. Three channels, 60 m range. See camera table for compatibility.
Minolta RC-3
Wireless camera release. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony RMT-DSLR1
IR remote controller for Sony cameras. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony RMT-DSLR2
IR remote controller for Sony cameras. Adds video recording button. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony RM-SPR1
Wired remote controller for cameras with Multi Terminal interface. Cable length 80 cm. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony RM-VPR1
Wired remote controller for cameras with Multi Terminal interface or Minolta/Sony 3-pin remote release socket. Comes with adapter cables for both interfaces and a holder with clip. See camera table for compatibility.

Caps

Minolta BC-1000
Body cap, black.
Konica Minolta BDC-1000
Body cap, black.
Minolta BC-1100
Body cap, white.

Sony ALC-B55
Body cap, embossed Sony logo, sometimes with Alpha logo sticker.
Minolta LR-1000
Rear lens cap.
Sony ALC-R55
Rear lens cap, embossed Sony logo.
Minolta LR-?
Rear lens cap, white.
Konica Minolta LR-?
Rear lens cap, white.
Sony ALC-R1EM
Rear lens cap for E-mount lenses.
Sony ALC-B1EM
Body cap for E-mount cameras.
Minolta LF-10xx
Front lens cap, xx=size, old style.
Minolta LF-11xx
Front lens cap, xx=size, new style.
Minolta LF-12xx
Front lens cap, xx=size, newest style.
Konica Minolta LF-13xx
Front lens cap, xx=size, newest style.
Sony ALC-Fxx
Front lens cap, xx=size, newest style.
Sony ALC-FxxA
Front lens cap, xx=size, large Alpha print.

Sizes: 49 mm, 55 mm, 62 mm, 67 mm, 72 mm, 77 mm

Sony ALC-FxxAT
Front lens cap, xx=size, Alpha logo, 2 sets, set (W) with white and pink cap, set (S) with silver and gold cap.

Sizes: 49 mm

Sony ALC-FxxS
Front lens cap, xx=size, Sony print.

Sizes: 40.5 mm, 49 mm, 55 mm, 62 mm, 67 mm, 72 mm, 77 mm

Sony ALC-FxxG
Front lens cap, xx=size, "G" and Alpha print.

Sizes: 55 mm, 62 mm, 77 mm

Sony ALC-FxxZ
Front lens cap, xx=size, Alpha and Zeiss logo.

Sizes: 62 mm, 72 mm, 77 mm

Minolta SC-1000/3/5/7/8/9/7xi/9xi, Sony FA-SHC1AM/B, FA-SHC1AM/S
Accessory shoe cap for iISO shoe. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony FA-SHC1M
Accessory shoe cap for Multi-Interface shoe. See camera table for compatibility.

Viewfinder accessories

Minolta Eyepiece Corrector 1000, Sony FDA-ECxxx
Eyepiece corrector

Minolta name, order no.Sony nameDioptersMinolta name, order no.Sony nameDiopters
No. 1, 8230-500FDA-ECF05+0.5No. 6, 8230-400FDA-ECN10−1.0
No. 2, 8230-600FDA-ECF10+1.0No. 7, 8230-300FDA-ECN20−2.0
No. 3, 8230-700FDA-ECF15+1.5No. 8, 8230-200FDA-ECN30−3.0
No. 4, 8230-800FDA-ECF20+2.0No. 9, 8230-100FDA-ECN40−4.0
No. 5, 8230-900FDA-ECF30+3.08215-099empty frame
Minolta Angle Finder Vn, Sony FDA-A1AM
Angle finder, rotating, with diopter adjustment and switchable 2×/1× magnification.
Minolta Magnifier Vn, Sony FDA-M1AM
Viewfinder magnifier, with diopter adjustment, 2.3× magnification.
Sony FDA-ME1AM
Viewfinder magnifier, 1.15× magnification.
Sony FDA-SV1
Optical viewfinder for NEX cameras. Covers angle of view of E 16/2.8. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony FDA-EV1S
Electronic viewfinder for NEX-5N. 1024×768 pixels resolution. Includes FDA-EP10 eyepiece cup.
Minolta Eyepiece Cup EC-1000/1100/1200/1300/1400/1500/3/5/5xi/7/7xi/9, Sony FDA-EP1AM, FDA-EP2AM, FDA-EP3AM, FDA-EP4AM, FDA-EP5AM, FDA-EP6AM, FDA-EP7AM, FDA-EP8AM, FDA-EP10, FDA-EP11, FDA-EP12, FDA-EP13
Rubber eyepiece cup. See camera table for compatibility.
Focusing screens
The following screens exist (* = user-changeable)

CameraScreen

G type,
spherical acute matte

M type,
super-spherical acute matte

L type,
spherical acute matte with grid

ML type,
super-spherical acute matte with grid

S type,
matte with scales

PM type,
matte with split-prism

C type,
clear
α900*, α850*+FDA-FM1AMFDA-FL1AM    
α700+++    
7D2181-5805-01 + 2181-5820-022181-5851-71 + 2181-5820-022181-5805-01 + 2181-5852-712181-5851-71 + 2181-5852-71   
9*, 9Ti*8236-1008236-4008236-3008236-6008236-200  
9xi+ + +  
9000AF*8231-110 8231-120 8231-1308231-3108231-170
700si, 800si+ + +  
8000i*, 7000i*8234-210 8234-220 8234-230  
7 (all variants)2162-5805-018240-4805-018240-3805-018240-5805-018240-2805-01  
7000AF*8231-210 8231-220 8231-2308231-310 
600si2097-5805-01 2097-5819-01 2097-5820-01  

For all other cameras, only a fixed G type screen exists.

Video monitor Sony CLM-V55
5″ video monitor, 800×480 pixels, HDMI input (cable included), tilt/swivel, 3.5 mm headphone socket, speaker, detachable sunshade, exchangeable iISO (Minolta/Sony Alpha) and ISO connectors. Can use NP-FM500H battery or AC-PW10AM power supply (optional).

Display accessories

Display protectors Sony PCK-LH1AM, PCK-LH2AM, PCK-LH3AM, PCK-LH4AM, PCK-LH5AM, PCK-LH6AM, PCK-LH7AM, PCK-LH1EM
Hard display protector, clips onto camera display. See camera table for compatibility.
Display protectors Minolta NDS-1, Sony PCK-LS1AM, PCK-LS2AM, PCK-LS3AM, PCK-LS4AM, PCK-LS5AM, PCK-LS7AM, PCK-LS8AM, PCK-LS9AM, PCK-LS1EM
Soft display protector, sticks on camera display. See camera table for compatibility.
Display protectors Sony PCK-LM1AM, PCK-LM2AM, PCK-LM3AM, PCK-LM1EA, PCK-LM10, PCK-LM11, PCK-LM13, PCK-LM14, PCK-LM15
Soft display protector, sticks on camera display. See camera table for compatibility.
Sun shade Sony SH-L1AM, Sony SH-L2AM
Sun shade, clips onto camera display. See camera table for compatibility.

Filters and lenses

Minolta Close-up lens
Name, Diopters49 mm55 mm72 mm
Close-up lens for MD 100-500mm, +0.37  ?
No. 0, +0.946711-1106031-530 
No. 1, +2.06711-1206021-540 
No. 2, +3.86711-1306021-550 
Konica Minolta Close-up lens
Diopters49 mm
+5.0CL49-200
Sony Close-up lens
Diopters58 mm67 mm
~ +3.0VCL-M3358VCL-M3367

Minolta Portrayer Set
Portrayer filter sets

Set55 mm72 mm76 mm (square)77 mm
P (3 filters)7255-1817272-1817203-1817277-181
S (2 filters)7255-1827272-182??
Minolta Circular Polarizer Drop-in Filter, Sony Circular Polarizer Drop-in Filter
42 mm drop-in filter for compatible APO lenses, with holder. See lens table for compatibility. Minolta Order No. 6807-100. Sony replacement part number A-1199-756-A.
Drop-in Filters for 500/8 Reflex lens
Drop-in Filters for 500/8 Reflex lens, clear (top) and ND 4× (bottom). Filters are fixed in holders. They can be installed in other lenses with rear filters, but you may encounter strong vignetting due to the smaller diameter of the actual filters.
Minolta Filters
Filters

Type Coating 39 mm,
for RF250/5.6, RF500/8, RF800/8
40.5 mm 42 mm,
for APO tele
46 mm 49 mm 55 mm 62 mm 67 mm 72 mm 77 mm 82 mm 95 mm
NORMAL (clear) simple 6702-135                      
AC     6715-109           7072-102   7075-102 7076-102
L-35 (UV) AC       7046-203 7049-303              
L-37 (UV) AC   ?     7049-301 7055-301 7062-301   7072-201 7077-201    
L-39 (UV) simple   ?   ?   ?            
1A simple           ?   ?        
1B (Skylight) simple   ?   ?                
AC   ? 6715-117 7246-317 7249-317 7255-317 7262-317     7277-317    
85/A12 (Orange brown) simple ?         ?            
AC   7241-315 6715-115   7249-315 7255-315 7262-315   7272-115      
80 B/B12 (Blue) simple ?     ?   ?            
AC   7241-305 6715-105 7246-105 7249-305 7255-305 7262-305   7272-105      
ND 4× (Grey) simple 6702-136     ?   ?            
AC   7241-302 6715-102 7246-302 7249-302 7255-302 7262-302   7272-102      
ND 8× (Grey) simple 6702-137                      
Y 52 (Yellow) simple 6702-112 ?   ?   ?            
AC   7241-301 6715-101   7149-301 7155-301 7162-301   7172-201      
GO (Green?) simple           ?            
AC         ? ?            
O 56 (Orange) simple 6702-133         ?            
AC   7241-312 6715-112   7249-312 7255-312 7262-312   7272-112      
R 60 (Red) simple 6702-134         ?            
AC   7241-313 6715-113   7249-313 7255-313 7262-313   7272-113      
Circular polarizer simple         ? ?     ?      
AC     6807-100
(see above)
  7249-311 7255-311 7262-311   7272-311 7277-210    
Circular polarizer Ⅱ AC           7255-318 7262-318   7272-318      
Sony Filters
Filters with Carl Zeiss T* coating, Aluminium threads, slim design.

Type 40.5 mm 49 mm 55 mm 62 mm 67 mm 72 mm 77 mm
Clear VF-405MP VF-49MPAM VF-55MPAM VF-62MPAM VF-67MPAM VF-72MPAM VF-77MPAM
ND 8× VF-49NDAM VF-55NDAM VF-62NDAM VF-67NDAM VF-72NDAM VF-77NDAM
Circular polarizer VF-49CPAM VF-55CPAM VF-62CPAM VF-67CPAM VF-72CPAM VF-77CPAM

Simpler, multi-coated filters:

Type 55 mm
Clear VF-K55MP
Sony VCL-ECU1
Wide-angle converter for Sony E 16/2.8 lens. Focal length factor 0.75× (turning 16/2.8 into 12/2.8).
Sony VCL-ECF1
Fish-eye converter for Sony E 16/2.8 lens.

Creative Expansion Cards

These expansion cards add functionality to a number of film cameras (see camera table, “cards” is mentioned in some columns). None of these cards is required for a camera, and none of these cards will store images. Image recording and storage is still on film!

Travel
Child
Sports action
Gives priority to short exposure times.
Sports action 2
Gives priority to short exposure times.
Portrait
Automatic Depth Control
Closeup
Maximizes DOF for closeup shots.
Panning
Chooses a longer exposure time than normal to blur the background with panning shots.
Intervalometer
Allows automated exposure at intervals between 1 second and 24 hours.
Background Priority
Automatically chooses aperture so that background stays within depth of field when distance and focal length changes.
Multiple Exposures
Adds multiple exposure function. Up to 9 exposures can be made for a single frame, with normal, increasing or decreasing exposure.
Multiple Exposures 2
Adds multiple exposure function.
Exposure Bracketing
Adds exposure bracketing function.
Flash Bracketing
Adds flash exposure bracketing function.
Bracketing 2
Adds exposure bracketing function. Series of 3, 5 or 7 shots can be taken with exposure steps of 1/3, 1/2 or 1/1 stops. Flash bracketing with exposure steps of 1/2 or 1/1 stops.
Data Memory
Stores exposure data. Note that this card does not store images!
Data Memory 2
Stores the following exposure data for 4 rolls of up to 40 frames: exposure mode, shutter speed, aperture, lens focal length, maximum aperture of lens, exposure compensation, film speed. Note that this card does not store images!
Fantasy Effect
Exposes a frame with varying focus during exposure or with multiple exposures to achieve a dreamy look.
Fantasy 2
Exposes a frame with varying focus during exposure or with multiple exposures to achieve a dreamy look.
Automatic Shift Control
Takes 3 pictures in a row with identical exposure but varying aperture/time combinations.
Auto Shift 2
Takes 3 pictures in a row with identical exposure but varying aperture/time combinations. Aperture/time can be changed by 1, 2 or 3 stops.
Multi Spot Memory
Stores up to 8 spot metering values and averages them for final exposure.
Highlight/Shadow Control
Allows to emphasize highlights or shadows during exposure. Highlight exposures are made with +2.3 stops of metered value, shadow exposures are made with −2.7 stops.
A/S mode
Adds A and S exposure modes to cameras that don't have these modes.
Customized Function
Customized Function xi
Allows to customize the following functions:
  • Standard settings after reset: P/A/S/M mode, exposure compensation, metering mode, AF area
  • Increasing or decreasing frame numbers
  • Automatic or manual film rewind
  • Leader out (on/off)
  • DX memory (on/off)
  • Automatic flash in P mode (on/off)
  • Lens button function: focus hold, spot AF, AF-C
  • Automatic grip sensor activation (on/off)
Changed settings remain active when card is removed.

Vertical grips and battery packs

Sony VG-C99AM
Vertical grip for α99. Uses one or two NP-FM500H batteries.
Sony VG-C90AM
Vertical grip for α900 and α850. Uses one or two NP-FM500H batteries.
Sony VG-C1EM
Vertical grip for ILCE-7, ILCE-7R and ILCE-7S. Uses one or two NP-FW50 batteries.
Sony VG-C77AM
Vertical grip for α77 and α77Ⅱ. Uses one or two NP-FM500H batteries.
Sony VG-C70AM
Vertical grip for α700. Uses one or two NP-FM500H batteries.
Sony VG-B50AM
Vertical grip for α580, α560, α550, α500 and α450. Uses one or two NP-FM500H batteries.
Sony VG-B30AM
Vertical grip for α350, α300 and α200. Uses one or two NP-FM500H batteries.
Minolta VC-9
Vertical grip for Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha 9/9Ti. Uses either one 2CR5, four AA or two CR123A batteries. Comes with HS-1.
Minolta VC-9M
Vertical grip for Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha 9/9Ti (Magnesium alloy). Uses either one 2CR5, four AA or two CR123A batteries. Comes with HS-1.
Minolta BP-9xi
Battery pack for Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha 9xi.
Minolta VC-7D
Vertical grip for Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha 7D. Uses one or two NP-400 or six AA batteries.
Minolta VC-7
Vertical grip for Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha 7. Uses either four AA or two CR123A batteries.
Minolta VC-700
Vertical grip for Dynax/Maxxum 800si/700si/Alpha 807si/707si. Uses either one 2CR5 or four AA batteries.
Minolta VC-600/VC-507
Vertical grip for Dynax/Maxxum 600si/Alpha 507si. Uses either one 2CR5 or four AA batteries.
Minolta BP-100
Battery pack for Dynax 505si/505si Super/404si/303si/Maxxum HTsi/HTsi plus/STsi/QTsi/Alpha Sweet/Sweet S/360si. Uses four AA batteries. Includes hand strap.
Minolta BP-200
Battery pack for Dynax/Maxxum 5/4/3/3L/Alpha Sweet Ⅱ/Sweet Ⅱ L. Uses four AA batteries. Includes hand strap.
Minolta MD-90
Motor drive for Minolta 9000.

Minolta NP-90M/NC-90M
Battery pack for Minolta 9000 with winder MD-90. Uses integrated NiCd battery. Charger NC-90M.
Minolta BP-90M
Battery pack for Minolta 9000 with winder MD-90. Uses twelve AA batteries.
Minolta BH-70S
Battery holder for Minolta 7000/5000. Uses four AAA batteries. Standard battery holder for the 7000/5000. Order no. 8775-???.
Minolta BH-70L
Battery holder for Minolta 7000/5000. Uses four AA batteries. Order no. 8775-200.
Minolta BH-70T
Battery holder for Minolta 7000. Uses one 2CR5 Li battery. Order no. 8775-410.
Minolta EP-70
External battery pack for Minolta 7000/5000. Uses four AA batteries. Order no. 8775-300.
Sony STP-HS1AM
Hand straps. Attaches either to vertical grips or to (included) bottom plate. Bottom plate has tripod threads. Colors black, white or copper.
Sony STP-GB1AM
Hand strap. Attaches either to vertical grips or to (included) bottom plate. Bottom plate has tripod threads.
Minolta HS-1, HS-700, HS-9xi, HS-7xi
Hand strap for vertical grips.

StrapCameras
HS-1VC-9/VC-9M/VC-7/VC-7D
HS-700VC-700/VC-600/VC-507/RD-175
HS-9xiDynax/Maxxum/Alpha 9xi
HS-7xiDynax/Maxxum/Alpha 7xi
Minolta HS-7
Hand strap for Dynax/Maxxum/Alpha 7000i/8000i with bottom plates AB-700/AB-800.

Batteries, chargers, power supplies

Sony NP-FH50
LiIon battery for Sony cameras. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony NP-FM55H
LiIon battery for α100.
Sony NP-FM500H
LiIon battery for Sony cameras. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony NP-FV70
LiIon battery for many NEX video cameras. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony NP-FV100
LiIon battery for many NEX video cameras. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony NP-FW50
LiIon battery for α55, α33 and many NEX or ILCE cameras. See camera table for compatibility.
Minolta NP-400
LiIon battery for 7D and 5D.
Sony BC-VH1
Charger for NP-FH50, NP-FV70 and NP-FV100. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC.
Sony BC-VM10/BC-VM10A
Charger for NP-FM55H or NP-FM500H. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC.
Sony BC-VW1
Charger for NP-FW50. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC.
Sony AC-PW10AM
Power supply for Sony cameras. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC, Output 7.6V DC. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony AC-PW20
Power supply for Sony cameras. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC, Output 7.6V DC. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony AC-SQ950D
Twin battery charger. Charges two NP-FM500H or NP-FM55H in a row. Input 120V 60 Hz AC or 12V DC.
Sony AC-VQ900AM
Twin battery charger and power supply. Charges two NP-FM500H or NP-FM55H in a row, or supplies power to cameras. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC, Output 7.6V DC. See camera table for compatibility.
Sony AC-VQH10
Charges two NP-FH50 in a row. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC.
Sony AC-VQV10
Charges two NP-FV70 or NP-FV100 in a row. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC, Output 7.6V DC.
Sony BC-TRM
Travel battery charger for NP-FM500H. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC, retracting plug.
Sony BC-TRW
Travel battery charger for NP-FW50. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC, retracting plug. Additional USB socket for USB charging. Micro-USB cable included.
Sony BC-TRV
Travel battery charger for NP-FV70/NP-FV100. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC.
Minolta BC-400
Charger for NP-400. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC.
Sony AC-UB10/AC-UB10B
USB power supply and charger. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC, Output 5V DC/500mA. Can only be used with cameras supporting USB charging.
Minolta AC-11
Power supply for 7D and 5D.
Sony BC-QM1
Travel charger for InfoLithium batteries, including NP-FW50, NP-FH50, NP-FV70, NP-FV100, NP-FM55H and NP-FM500H. Also serves as USB power supply and charger. Input 100–240V 50/60 Hz AC.

Microphones, speakers

Sony ECM-W1M
External wireless Bluetooth microphone with two-way communication. 3.5 mm earphone jacks on sender and receiver part, 3.5 mm microphone jacks on sender part. Multi-Interface shoe on receiver. With monitoring earphones, strap, pouch.
Sony ECM-AW3
External wireless Bluetooth microphone. 3.5 mm jack on receiver part. With monitoring headphones.
Sony ECM-CG50
External stereo microphone for cameras with ISO or iISO shoe (via adapter). 3.5 mm plug. With windscreen and holder.
Sony ECM-SST1
External stereo microphone for NEX cameras. 90° and 120° switchable. With windscreen.
Sony ECM-ALST1
External stereo microphone for cameras with iISO shoe. 3.5 mm plug. 90° and 120° switchable. With windscreen. Uses 1× LR44 battery.
Sony XLR-K1M
External stereo microphone for cameras with Multi-Interface shoe. Two XLR inputs, level-control, phantom powering. Set includes control box, microphone, windscreen and pouch.
Sony ECM-XYST1M
External stereo microphone for cameras with Multi-Interface shoe. 0° to 120°. Set includes microphone, windscreen, 3.5 mm connecting cable and pouch.
Sony RDP-CA3M
External speaker for cameras with Multi-Interface shoe. 2.5 W output. Powered via hotshoe.

Others

Minolta Slide Copy Stand
Slide copy stand. Requires ring flash for illumination and 1:1 macro lens.
Minolta SD-CF 1
SD to CompactFlash card adapter. Allows SD cards to be used in cameras having only a CompactFlash slot.
Sony AD-MSCF1
MS to CompactFlash card adapter. Allows Memory Stick Duo to be used in cameras having only a CompactFlash slot.
Sony LA-EA1
Adapter for A-mount lenses to E-mount cameras. Not compatible with xi lenses, the 3×–1× Macro Zoom and with APO TCs. Includes detachable tripod mount. Supports AF with SSM and SAM lenses with firmware version 03 (or later) of NEX cameras. No AF with classic (non-SSM, non-SAM) A-mount lenses.
Sony LA-EA2
Adapter for A-mount lenses to E-mount cameras. Includes tripod threads. Supports fast phase-detection AF with all A-mount lenses (except xi lenses). 12 line sensors, 3 cross sensors. Incompatible with the 3×–1× Macro Zoom and with APO TCs. See camera table for compatibility. First generation NEX cameras require firmware update to support this adapter.
Sony LA-EA3
Adapter for A-mount lenses to E-mount cameras. Suitable for full-frame lenses. No AF with classic (non-SSM, non-SAM) A-mount lenses.
Sony LA-EA4
Adapter for A-mount lenses to E-mount cameras. Suitable for full-frame lenses. Includes tripod threads. Supports fast phase-detection AF with all A-mount lenses (except xi lenses). 12 line sensors, 3 cross sensors. Incompatible with the 3×–1× Macro Zoom and with APO TCs. See camera table for compatibility. First generation NEX cameras require firmware update to support this adapter.


Readers' comments

#1: Comment posted by Peter-S1946 on October 18th, 2008 - 09:07:08 PM:
I'ts all beautiful,but I miss the MD-90 for the Maxxum 9000.
Best regards, Peter
#2: Comment posted by Luis Tunon Jr on November 1st, 2008 - 03:16:35 PM:
Could you at least refer people to some outfit that may still have old Minolta parts and accesories? It would be a great help. I am sure there must be outfits out there with multiple parts and accesories looking forward to getting rid of them.
Thanks
Luis
Michael Hohner answers:
The problem is, I don't know where to get old Minolta equipment, either. Even if I did, the availability would change on a daily basis. The information would be either permanently out of date, or I would be forced to do permanent market research. I don't want to do this.
#3: Comment posted by ruud on April 2nd, 2009 - 10:49:17 AM:
In holland we have "Marktplaats" it is comparable with e-bay. If you search well there is a lot of old minolta equipment to find.
Just bought the "beercan" 70-210mm f4 and the 28-135mm f4-4.5 for reasonble proces.
kind regards ruud
#4: Comment posted by John Walker on June 19th, 2010 - 04:59:58 AM:
1. There's a lot of old Minolta equipment at KEH.com
2. I have a 28-85 'beercan' lens - I thought they were called that because they're very light & feel 'empty' - like a beer can. I only use mine to save weight while hiking.
#5: Comment posted by Lennart Sjöberg on July 15th, 2010 - 08:22:23 PM:
When the first AF Minolta body was released in 1985, Minolta supplied two MD/AF 2x converters - Minolta M/A converter S ( < 300 mm ) and Minolta M/A converter L ( > 300 mm ), which enabled the Minolta AF 7000 to utilize MC/MD lenses. Any chance of having them listed in Accessories?
Michael Hohner answers:
They are already listed in the lens table.
#6: Comment posted by marilyn on August 3rd, 2010 - 01:30:56 AM:
where can I find a a digital minolta base to fit with all minolta lens?Does sony cameras fit ?
Michael Hohner answers:
Yes, Sony DSLRs are compatible with Minolta AF lenses. Please read the F.A.Q. list.
#7: Comment posted by youpii on November 24th, 2010 - 06:51:50 PM:
Konica Minolta also made a close-up lens: CL49-200 (49mm, dual element)
And Sony also has one now: VCL-M3358 (58mm, dual element)
Michael Hohner answers:
Thanks, they are added now!
#8: Comment posted by youpii on May 13th, 2011 - 08:24:10 PM:
The photo of the FDA-FL1AM focussing screen is not accurate.
Please check:
http://www.sony.fr/product/dsa-viewfinder-accessories/fda-fl1am
Michael Hohner answers:
The images are symbolic, demonstrating what e.g. a “grid” screen is. The actual screens vary from model to model.
#9: Comment posted by youpii on May 17th, 2011 - 05:52:10 AM:
You can also add the Sony VCL-M3367 close-up lens (3.3 diopters, 67mm, dual element). I think it's discontinued.
http://www.sony.ch/lang/fr/product/dcc-lenses---filters/vcl-m3367
Michael Hohner answers:
Thanks, it's added.
#10: Comment posted by youpii on May 20th, 2011 - 08:54:10 PM:
Cheap filter from Sony: VF-K55MP
http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/model-home.pl?mdl=VFK55MP
Michael Hohner answers:
It's added, again.
#11: Comment posted by youpii on July 10th, 2011 - 11:38:06 AM:
Minolta screw-in polarizers are bevelled to avoid vignetting. Eg the 55mm filter has a 55mm rear diameter and a 68mm front diameter.
#12: Comment posted by David Cruz on January 2nd, 2012 - 08:28:26 PM:
Could anyone help me with part or number battery door for a dimage 7i
Michael Hohner answers:
(please note that your email address is not published, so no other readers will be able to contact you directly)
#13: Comment posted by Dirkle on April 24th, 2012 - 02:21:32 PM:
Das Akkuladegerät, welches bei der Sony A77 dabei ist, heißt zwar auch Sony BC-VM10 allerdings mit A am Ende (Sony BC-VM10A) und lädt keine Fremdakkus!

Gruß
Dirk
Michael Hohner answers:
Wird ergänzt.
#14: Comment posted by Larry on May 6th, 2012 - 11:58:48 PM:
I have Minolta Dynax 700si Camera, but i have no idea whats the use of "Travel Card" and "Sport-2"... could somebody please tell/explain me what these cards are for... do they have anything to do with storing images like "Memory Card" does?... Thank you very much in advance...
Michael Hohner answers:
I do not have detailed information about some of these cards. But none of these store images. How could they? All of the compatible cameras are film cameras.
#15: Comment posted by Barry Bogart on June 4th, 2012 - 07:09:21 AM:
I just bought a Minolta Polarizer in a 52mm size. Yes - 52 as in Nikon and not 55. I do not know if it is circular yet. The glass is about 55 across and the rotating ring is like a rubber lens hood with circular groves along the flared surround which stahds out about 5mm from the glass. It is beautifully made in Japan. It came in a Minolta round case. Why did Minolta make a 52 - for Nikon owners? I know Minolta used 49, 55, 62... but never saw a 52.
Michael Hohner answers:
I think this filter was made for some Minolta SR mount lenses, and it's a linear polarizer.
#16: Comment posted by sorin denny on June 12th, 2012 - 03:40:21 PM:
My brother found an old Minolta 700si. I'm finding it hard to get batteries or a charger for it.
Also it has a slot for a card of some sort? Is it for storing like a digi?
Michael Hohner answers:
The camera uses a 2CR5 battery. It should be still available.

The camera can not store images on a card. It's still a film camera. The card slot is for expansion cards (see above).

#17: Comment posted by Delber Keener on September 17th, 2012 - 07:50:38 PM:
For sorin denny's question on battery for Minolta 700si:
I found "Juice batteries and chargers for 2CR5" on Amazon. Bought the kit and one extra lithion ion rechargeable 2CR5.
#18: Comment posted by Robert Creason on November 27th, 2012 - 05:40:12 PM:
I am looking for the eye cup for a Maxxum 9 film camera. I believe the part number is EC9, but an A700 or A900 will work. Anyone know of any sources - have tried eBay etc with no luck.
Thanks, R. Creason
Michael Hohner answers:
The eyepiece cup of the A900 is the FDA-EP4AM, available from Sony, but I doubt it will fit (well).
#19: Comment posted by amit on January 2nd, 2013 - 05:07:41 PM:
I HAVING MINOLITA AB 700 A VERY GOOD CONDITION CAMERA. I HAVE TO USE A MEMORY CARD IN IT PLEASE TELL ME WHICH MEMORY CARD TO USE, OR CAN I GET ITS MEMORY CARD
Michael Hohner answers:
See comments above. The Minolta 700si is a film camera. It does not use or need a memory card to store images.
#20: Comment posted by maura on June 12th, 2013 - 07:07:03 PM:
I own a Minolta SR T 101 Minolta I want to replace with a digital however I have several lenses purchased at the time of the camera purchase. Will those lenses such as MC ROKKOR - PF and
MD ZOOM MIOLTA CELTIC 100-200MM fit and can they be used on a new digital camera?
Michael Hohner answers:
Please read the F.A.Q.!
#21: Comment posted by Felix Mechan on July 15th, 2013 - 10:51:04 PM:
Ich brauche die Drop-in Filters for 500/8 Reflex lens, haben Sie es zum verkaufen ??? MfG Felix Mechan
Michael Hohner answers:
Nein, siehe ganz oben.
#22: Comment posted by Klaus Ipsen on August 31st, 2013 - 12:16:56 PM:
Filters for the 500 mm reflex lens are compatible with other lenses using drop-in filters - and vice versa. I have used the polariser for the 300/2.8 on my 500 mm reflex - and the ND4 for the reflex on my 300 mm without a problem.
Michael Hohner answers:
Other users have told me otherwise, that the filters are not compatible. Not having a 500/8, I can't tell who's right.
#23: Comment posted by Klaus Ipsen on September 3rd, 2013 - 11:44:55 AM:
Did those other users explain what makes the filters incompatible? Have they even tried to switch filters between a 500 mm reflex and a 300 mm f:2.8? I have.

I think they may deduce from the smaller diameter that there will be heavy vignetting, but there isn't. I know, because I've tried.

In any case, the filters do fit perfectly. I know, because I've tried.
Michael Hohner answers:
I think the smaller diameter of the 500/8 filters was the main reason (I'm not at home at the moment, can't check) to not use them in APO lenses. I'm also not sure if the polarizer fits the 500/8, because the holder is a bit bigger.

Did you make a formal check how much vignetting and CA changes when using the small filters in an APO lens? There could also be an influence on AF performance, did you check that?

#24: Comment posted by Klaus Ipsen on September 4th, 2013 - 06:36:58 AM:
One of the first things I did, after I brought home the 300 mm f:2.8, was to test the polariser on the 500 mm reflex - and here are two pictures showing that it works: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/41940383
Michael Hohner answers:
Well, if the polarizer fits mechanically in the 500/8, then it also works optically, because it has a larger diameter. Did you also try the clear filter of the 500/8 in the 300/2.8?
#25: Comment posted by Klaus Ipsen on September 11th, 2013 - 11:41:11 PM:
I hadn't tested the clear filter, but now I have, and it does work, but with certain limitations. With the lens fully open, vignetting is very strong, but at f:5.6 it's negligible - I didn't test at f:4, but it's probably somewhere in-between.

I have uploaded resized copies of the images (they had to be < 20 Mpix) to this address: http://test.klipsen.dk - odd numbered file names were shot with the original filter, even numbered file names with that of the 500 mm mirror lens.
Michael Hohner answers:
I've updated the description above to make things more clear.
#26: Comment posted by John on October 21st, 2013 - 04:22:59 PM:
http://imgur.com/kVcslGU
You are missing the image for Sony BC-TRW Battery Charger.

Sony site: http://store.sony.com/w-series-battery-charger-zid27-BCTRW/cat-27-catid-All-Cameras-Alpha-NEX-Accessories
Michael Hohner answers:
Thanks, it's updated.
#27: Comment posted by Stephen Moore on July 25th, 2014 - 05:46:39 PM:
Sony makes (or made) a nice holder for lens caps that attaches to a camera strap. The pouch has a compartment that can hold a compact flash (or smaller) memory card. The Sony number is: LCS-LC1AM. See eBay item #151325400733 for a photo of the holder, and #281370427768 for a photo of the packaged item.
Cheers
Michael Hohner answers:
This holder is only not listed here because I have not listed all the other bags, pouches, etc. that Sony or Minolta have made.
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