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Nikon 1 body + Minolta SR/MD/MC lens


Fortunately the flange focal depth allows conversion.

Fortunately adapters already exist, so you'll be able to use your SR lens on a Nikon 1 body. The adapter consists of a black tube and a screwed-on SR bayonet lock, which also contains an aperture mechanism shutter ring.

Find your adapter here:

Don't forget however, that the Nikon 1 system uses a CX sensor, which has an even smaller, 2.7* crop factor than the M4/3 sensors compared to full-frames. This means that using an SR lens you'll get a pretty high focal length multiplier (you'll get a smaller image frame). You can find out more about different sensors and crop factors in this article: .

The Minolta interchangeable lens SLR system's lock is officially called SR (that's the name of its bayonet lock). The original version has been manufactured between 1958-1967, and the frames they were manufactured for didn't support either TTL photometry or automatic modes. The original version of the SR, the MC was released in 1966 was the first to support TTL photometry (the lock is still an SR!). The second version named MD was released in 1977 (this version was able to provide feedback on the lowest aperture setting. The bayonet lock is still an SR, thus all three lenses have basically the same fixture type (they had different features only on their originally intended cameras). Converting them to digital cameras the SR/MD/MC markings mean no difference and are fully compatible.

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In terms of compatibility, we distinguish four separate categories:

This means that you'll be able to apply the lens on the camera in question with a proper adapter, and full focus range will be available with it (often with aperture control too). If AF is supported, you'll see it in the description.
This means that due to the flange focal depth or other factor this conversion would be normally unfeasible, but with some compromises (e.g. using a speedbooster adapter) can be made possible.
This means that the flange focal depth should make mounting and using inifinty focus possible, but for some reason there are no adapter rings available or other factors make it unviable.
This means that you won't be able to mount your lens due to mechanical incompatibility or the difference in flange focal depth doesn't make inifinity focus possible. Although numerous lenses can be mounted on cameras without infinity focus, but this cannot be considered actual compatibility.

Additional information for compatible variations:

manual focus (on the lens, with its own control ring)
autofocus available (AF controlled by the camera body)
manual aperture control (on the lens, with its own control ring)
automatic aperture control (controlled by the camera body)
speedbooster (focal reducer) adapters are available
macro (variable length) adapters are available
tilt-shift (or other flexible) adapters can be used

If you'd like to read more in-depth about compatiblity, you'll need to get familiar with flange focal depth, see this article.