Is there such thing as an Alpha to A7 adapter without AF?
I've got a few Maxxum lenses, but my expected use does not justify the Sony AF adapters. Manual focus is fine. Thanks.
John, I use Sony's LA-EA3 - I use it for Leitaxed to A mount Contax/Leica R lenses but it will satisfy your needs too. It is lighter than the LA-EA4 Sony adapter (110 grams against around 160 grams) but still has some reduced AF capability from memory..
It has a tripod foot, gets a good hold on both lens mount and body. It's good for manual focus lenses as it give your left hand a place to hold the body so as not to disturb focus when shooting.
Sony A-Mount to E-Mount Lens Adapter (Black) LAEA3 B&H Photo
The EA3 is the way to go... I use it with Leitax-ed Leica R lenses as well, and it works like a charm. It passes the lens info to the camera, so that is very nice for cataloging and lens correction purposes.
You won't have any AF unless you have a G lens with the EA3, which none of your Maxxum lenses are, I don't think. Like you, I have a few A-mount lenses but didn't feel the need for AF capability.
It functions nicely, however.
a900, a7r, FE 16-35, FE 70-200 Leica R lenses: 35 f/2, 50 f/2, 60 macro, Minolta 24mm, 35-70 f/4, Sony G 70-300
There's plenty of generic minolta af to e-mount adapters without electronics.