Minolta Dynax 700si sample pictures

Over the last few weeks, since I got my Minolta Dynax 700si, I’ve been carrying it around with me to test it out and get some sample pictures. When we were on holiday in Lincolnshire recently I completed the film and yesterday I developed it so today I’m posting the Minolta Dynax 700si Sample pictures. Minolta Dynax 700si Sample Pictures I took the pictures at a variety of locations including a party at my Sister’s house and Gunby Hall in […]

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Minolta Dynax 7xi 35mm autofocus slr

The Minolta Dynax 7xi is a high grade, 35mm autofocus camera made by Minolta in the early 1990s. At the time it was the model below the top camera that Minolta made – only the 9xi was above it in the line up. Minolta Dynax 7xi Images My Minolta Dynax 7xi Camera I bought this camera as part of a job lot of 7 Minolta Dynax film cameras for a total of £25 including postage. For that price I consider the […]

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Minolta Dynax 700si autofocus camera

The Minolta Dynax 700si is a high spec 35mm autofocus camera made for pro or serious amateur photographers by Minolta in about 1993. Minolta Dynax 700si Images My Minolta Dynax 700si Camera I bought this camera as part of a job lot of Minolta Dynax cameras, and in fact I originally bought the set because of another camera in the lot. I paid £25 for 7 Dynax bodies, and the particular camera that took my eye was a Dynax 7xi. […]

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Minolta X-700 sample pictures.

A few weeks ago I published a review of the Minolta X-700 35mm slr and in this follow up post I’m going to publish the Minolta X-700 sample pictures from the first film I’ve run through the camera. I loaded the camera with a reel of Kodak Colorplus 200 film and took it about with me for a few days whilst I went to Loughborough in Leicestershire and Reading in Berkshire. All these pictures were taken using the standard 50mm […]

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Minolta XG-M capacitor replacement

About a year ago I bought a Minolta XG-M 35mm film camera kit from an auction on eBay. The kit consisted of the camera itself, the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 standard lens which was supplied with the camera when new, a Vivitar 28-85mm zoom and I think there was also a cheap Vivitar electronic flash in the case as well. Since I paid only about £10 for the complete kit I was happy just to receive the 50mm standard lens; all […]

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Minolta X-700 35mm SLR review

This is my review/description of the Minolta X-700 35mm slr which, in my opinion, was probably the best manual focus camera Minolta produced. I’ll cover my impressions of the camera and some of its features and in another post I’ve published the pictures I took with the first film I loaded in my camera. Minolta X-700 Images My Minolta X-700 Camera I know we are quite early in 2016 but I consider this camera to be one of the best […]

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Film or Digital ?

Over the last 6 to 12 months it’s become more and more frequent that when I go anywhere to take pictures I will take along a film camera as well as my Pentax K5 or Sony Nex 6 digital camera. Because of that I have several instances where I have pictures which have been captured with both a digital sensor and film so I thought  it would be interesting to try to compare the images and see which I find […]

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Pictures from Stratford-on-Avon

When we went to Gloucestershire in the summer we visited Stratford-on-Avon where I took some pictures with both my Pentax K5 DSLR and my Minolta 505 si super 35mm SLR. On that day we took a trip on a river boat, had a walk round the town, had a nice meal in a restaurant and took a tourist bus tour around the historic sights. That obviously gave me lots of opportunities to take some pictures and these are the ones […]

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Snowshill Manor National Trust pictures

When we stayed in Gloucestershire recently one of the places we visited was Snowshill Manor house which is a national trust property and this post has a collection of photos which I took whilst we were there. Snowshill Manor Pictures I actually took two cameras with me on the visit to snowshill – my Pentax K5 DSLR, and a Minolta 505si super 35mm film camera fitted with a standard minolta 28 – 80 kit zoom. Each of the pictures shown […]

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Minolta Dynax 505si Super sample pictures

We recently went on holiday to Gloucestershire and as well as my Pentax K5 DSLR I also took along a couple of film cameras. One of them, which was slipped into my bay at the last moment (because it had just turned up from eBay that morning), was a Minolta Dynax 505si, and these are some of the Minolta Dynax 505si Super sample pictures I took on the trip with that camera. All these pictures were taken using the standard […]

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Minolta Vectis S-1 APS slr

This Minolta Vectis S-1 camera is a first for my camera collection because it’s the only APS camera I have. I got it because I read an article on the Advanced Photo System and was interested to see what the cameras which shot this film were like. Minolta Vectis S-1 Images Advanced Photo System The Advanced Photo System or APS was introduced by Kodak in the late 1990’s and was the first step towards introducing digital technology into picture taking. […]

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Flowers shot on film

I’ve been using film cameras quite a bit over the last few weeks and I’ve collected together some pictures which all share the same subject – flowers shot on film. These were taken with a variety of film cameras – a Pentax SFXn, Minolta Dynax 505si Super and Pentax MZ-30. The film used was Fuji Superia 400 colour negative film and Agfa Vista plus 200, and all were taken in Aperture Priority mode on their respective cameras. After development the […]

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Minolta Hi-matic F rangefinder camera

This Minolta Hi-Matic F, is a little rangefinder camera I picked up for only a few pounds because it had a broken glass in the viewfinder window. I thought that it would be relatively simple to perhaps find another unit which doesn’t work but has a good mechanical condition so I could build one good unit from the two. Minolta Hi-matic F Images As I said I knew when I bought this camera that the glass on the front of […]

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Minolta Uniomat II rangefinder camera

This is a look at the Minolta Uniomat II, a 35mm rangefinder camera which was made by Minolta between about 1961 and 1963. It is a simple, light cell driven, match-needle exposure camera with a rangefinder focus system and flash synchronisation. In size and weight it is similar to the yashica MG-1 which was made a few years later, but with a simpler, battery-less operation. Minolta Uniomat II Images I think the most unique feature of this camera is the fact that […]

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Vintage camera collection – My top 5 35mm cameras

It was about 18 months ago that I bought my first ‘vintage’ 35mm camera. In those first few weeks I bought a number of cameras because they were ones which inspired me when I was a teenager, but I could never have afforded to buy them. Since then however, I’ve bought more and more, some of which I hadn’t even heard of when I was younger. Obviously, over that time I’ve turned into a collector. I don’t collect as someone […]

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