Minolta 500si

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    I just got a Minolta 500si with a 75-300mm lens. Does anyone know anything about this camera.
     
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    I have it, great beginner camera. The only thing lacking is a DOF preview, but other than that I love it.
     
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    I appreciate the comment. What is DOF preview by the way?
     
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    All SLR cameras are set to the biggest aperture (for example f/2.8 depending on what your lens would allow you), when you set it to a smaller aperture (f/8, f/16, etc) you will still see on your viewfinder at the biggest aperture. Some cameras come with a DOF (Depth of Field Preview) button where you could see (on a trained eye) what your picture would look like if you set it to a smaller aperture. I hope I am making sense, at least that's how it was explained to me. I had a DOF preview on my old Nikon FE but I really didn't use it.
     
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    I see. that sounds pretty useful to me. I should look into another camera for later on that has this.
     

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