Originally Posted by il ciclista
Yep, that's one reason I got it too because I couldn't afford the film for my good lenses. Plus I didn't have many digital lenses and canon fd lenses are cheap in comparison . I don't do much with fast moving subjects so it works out well. I think you'll enjoy the adapter as it'll make your lens selection probably open up quite a bit. It's interesting to see how the lens behaves on a digital body too.
Open up lens selection would be an understatement. Some of the lenses I have for the Minolta system are 24mm VFC, 35mm tilt shift VFC, 50mm f1.2, f1.4, f 1.7, 58mm f1.2, f1.4, 85mm varisoft, 85mm f1.7, 28-85mm macro zoom, 35-70mm macro zoom, 135mm f2, 200mm f2.8, 500mm f8....
I have a lot of MC and MD glass but I also own 5 working Minolta bodies as well. I'm always on the lookout for bodies and lenses and some of this stuff has been gotten for dirt cheap. Last week I picked up an XG7 body with a 50mm 1.7 lens, a 35-70mm macro zoom and a working flash for 20 whole dollars in a junk shop. I'll do that all day long.