Minolta MD lens & Olympus OM Camera?

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by Robert Engleheart, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. My nephew is an avid videographer(?), he recently took a film photography class that he really enjoyed. I loaned him my old Olympus OM-1 system and a couple books on the zone system. I recently found a Minolta 35mm film camera his father had given to me, it's junk but has a nice 50 mm f1.4 MD series lens. Is this lens interchangeable to the OM-1 or is there an adapter available? I thought someone on this forum may know.
  2. gldntrt20

    gldntrt20 New Member

    hi, Minolta MD mount and Olympus OM will not be compatible. The best you could hope for is an adapter for the Minolta lens to a screw mount and then screw to the Olympus OM but it would be Macro only and not focus anywhere near infinity and all function on the lens-aperture etc.. would be manual and not auto anything.
    hope that helps
  3. Thanks, it was a long shot. It just seems like a shame to not use the f1.4 for avalible light & DOF capabilities that digital lenses just can't match (in a reasonable price range).