id like an opinion reguarding a camera

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  1. coonsanders

    coonsanders TPF Noob!

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    hi again gang

    i have the minolta maxxium 300si camera and if there are other here who ha-
    ve it to what do u think of it?any problems with it etc?thanks

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    The camera is sound, but it has sevear limitations. It is an SLR that is capable of quality photographs, however as ones experience grows the auto settings become a problem as they are difficult (at best) to override.

    Bottom line, it's a good starter camera for those who are just getting started but it will be out grown quickly. It is best suited for people with no intention of getting off auto modes.
     
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    hi
    yea you cnt do anything "artie"because it is so automatic.how do you over ride these limitation?also i was on a shoot when the camera stopped work-
    ing.i thought it was jammed but i couldent turn it off or on and the window
    where u see all the different options strated to flash.the only thing i could
    think of was to remove the batteries so i did it it woeked fine after that.why
    would this happen?any ideas?thanks.

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  4. Mike_E

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    Trade it/ buy an SRT 101/102.

    If the meter doesn't work, buy an old Weston master light meter off e-bay, get a manual from the internet and don't look back. ;)
     
  5. coonsanders

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    hi
    well i cant afford a new camera right now.i know they r very inexpensive these days but at this point ill have to wait.thanks

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  6. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well in that case how about a manual?

    Free Minolta Manuals

    It should tell you what you need to know.
     
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    thanks
     
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    My father bought one of these at a Goodwill store for $6, and if you just want to "take pics" it is fine. I don't like it because there are no manual controls on it. It does take decent photos...
     

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