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  1. mad_malteaser

    mad_malteaser TPF Noob!

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    When posed with a photography question, I always know the right place to come to!

    I have just been offered a Minolta 7000 SLR, 3 lenses, 2 with filters, 8 seperate filters, some film, electronic remote control, dedicated flash gun, metal padded case, manual and an extra flash diffuser all for £70 (about $150).

    Bearing in mind I've been looking to start off with a cheap SLR, is this a good deal? What should I ask about it? Things to know?

    I know it's in good condition, the man selling it loves his camera's so I know it'll be well looked after.
     
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    Dweller Inconspicuous Supporter

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    without knowing this camera or the specs of the lenses my gut still tells me to go for it :)

    Can you offer some details on the lenses?
     
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    Hello,

    This was a pretty high end camera in its day and providing all the elctronic bits work, should still be a good performer. With those lenses and extras added in, it's plenty of camera for £70.

    BTW, please let me know where you get your money exchanged - I'd like a piece of the action at that exchange rate.:mrgreen:

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    F. Duddy
     
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    mad_malteaser TPF Noob!

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    A very, very liberal guesstimate. Actually it's more like $110-120, thinking about it properly now. I'm so crap at maths, hence the reason I'm not a mathematician!
     
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    mad_malteaser TPF Noob!

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    That's what I need to find out, I'm getting a full spec sheet tonight while I'm at work. My gut is telling me it's a good deal though... so I'm pretty much decided I reckon.
     
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    I spend too much time browsing the Minolta sections on eBay. :oops:

    Yup, very good deal if it all works.
    http://photography.search.ebay.co.u...ZQQsargnZQ2d1QQsaslcZ3QQsbrftogZ1QQsofocusZbs

    And, even if the lenses are crap you can sell them on eBay and buy yourself a good one and it'll have cost you nothing. :)

    A couple of links.
    http://www.sds.com/mug/7000_spe.html
    http://www.sds.com/mug/7000.html
    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/maxxum7k/index.htm

    and
    http://www.xe.com/ucc/
    :mrgreen:
     
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    Hey ferny, thanks for those links. I've seen the camera, it's all in good working order, there are actually 3 lenses with it - 2 vivitar and 1 sigma, I'm no expert but if they do the job that's fine. Roll on payday!
     

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