I just learned that my Mom has an old Minolta Maxxum (7000, I think) with two lenses, a Minolta AF 50mm f/1.8 (or is it a 1.7?), and a Vivitar macro zoom (still trying to get details on that one). While I realize that a Sony LA-EA1, 2, 3, or 4 adapter would be the best choice for Minolta AF lenses, they are all a little out of my budget right now. Does anyone have a positive experience with a particular lower-cost manual focus adapter, like ones from Fotodiox, Fotasy or Rainbow Imaging? Anything to look out for? And can aperture be set manually on the Minolta Maxxum AF lenses or does the adapter need to handle that somehow? I'll probably pick up the lenses when I am home for Christmas, so there's no hurry, but I was just wondering if they are worth trying out. Thanks in advance.