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 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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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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Minolta 7000 sample pictures

I’ve updated my Minolta 7000 post with the pictures from the camera but for the purposes of being thorough I’ve written this post to publish the Minolta 7000 sample pictures. I have to say that I’m disappointed with the processing of the film; I think the next time I shoot film I will pay a bit more and try a proper processing service rather than the local Tesco! Minolta 7000 sample pictures.

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Minolta 7000 auto focus camera

This is a post about another of my vintage camera collection, the Minolta 7000 (also known as the Maxxum 7000), which I acquired from eBay UK for about £9. Minolta 7000 Images Minolta 7000 Description. The Minolta 7000 was introduced by Minolta in about 1985 and is a 35 mm film SLR. In a similar way to my Minolta Dynax 5, this seems to be a very advanced camera for it’s day. There are several exposure modes, a neat in-built […]

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Why 35mm film cameras ?

John added a comment to one of my posts asking why I had a fondness for film and I answered the comment but it got me thinking about why I’ve been buying so many 35mm film cameras lately. I suppose the main reason is one of nostalgia. I’ve been taking pictures since I was a young boy because my Dad took pictures so I naturally got interested in the same things. Incidentally, he was also interested in electronics and that interest […]

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Minolta Dynax 5 autofocus camera

This is a review of the Minolta Dynax 5, one of the last 35mm film, autofocus single lens reflex cameras made by Minolta before they moved to digital cameras. Minolta Dynax 5 Images As I implied above, it doesn’t seem correct to call the Dynax 5 a vintage camera because it is in the ‘last film camera’ class before Minolta moved to digital camera production. Of course Minolta, as a camera manufacturer has gone now, having been sold to Konica […]

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New old cameras

My eBay purchases have turned up. I have a Pentax MZ-5 with Sigma 28-80 macro, a Minolta Dynax 5 with 28-80 & 75-300 and a Ricoh KR-10m. Initial impressions are very good, the Pentax and Minolta in particular look as if they have just come out of the show room. I hope to get a few pictures with each of them over the next few days and then write a longer post on each. Related articles New vintage cameras (simonhawketts.wordpress.com)

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