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    Minolta x700 troubleshoot

    I've noticed that when I set my MC lens to minimum aperture (f22), lock it and set program mode, each time I shot the aperture stays at f22 usually with long exposures. It doesn't correct the aperture automatically and shutter speed in the viewfinder says one thing but it clearly uses a slower...
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    Minolta Photo Enlarger and Color Analyzer

    Hello! Got an old Minolta photo enlarger with color analyzer. I have no idea how it works, but bought it because it looked very cool. Anyway, its just been sitting collecting dust for a year. Someone mentioned this forum and said either someone would be interested in buying it, or at least tell...
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    Hello out there!

    Hey everyone! I'm April and I'm from Texas. My dad was big on photography so I grew up with a lot of his little Kodak hawkeye and instamatic cameras. As I got older I had a few newer point and shoots as well. I always wanted something that I could do more with and my dad for as long as I can...
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    Is this fungus?

    Just got a Minolta XE-5 off Ebay today. When I removed the lens, this is what I saw on the mirror. I'm new to collecting and shooting vintage cameras so this is new to me. Is this just water damage? Is this fungus? What's the worse case scenario? I want to try and clean it but I'm afraid I would...
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    Minolta XG-M Problem

    My Minolta XG-M seems to be having a problem and I am not sure if the problem is with the shutter or the curtain or both. The shutter release works but no matter the speed from 1-100o , it only releases crazy fast. Recently I got new batteries hopping that was problem. Is the dial broken? Or...
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    Help! Problem with new autocord

    Hi, I’ve been trying to test out my newly acquired Minolta autocord and have run into a maybe major problem and am really unsure what the problem is. basically, I go to take a photo: compose, focus, click the shutter. Because the noise is different to other cameras I’ve used I think there’s...
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    Sunny 16 rule

    Hi, I don’t speak English that well so sorry for any mistakes. I have Minolta x-700 and kodak 200 gold and I’m going to Hawaii, California etc. so very sunny places and I’m planning to photograph in the daylight. Everyone keeps telling me to follow the sunny 16 rule so that means that I should...
  8. Joseph Ardent

    Minolta X-700 Problem

    Hello everybody, my name is Joseph. I'm new to this forum site so if this the wrong place to ask this type of question, please let me know. I recently bought a Minolta X-700 on eBay, and it seems to be in good physical condition. However, the LED display in the viewfinder doesn't light up (I...
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    Minolta 7000 Maxxum

    Hey there, I found a Minolta 7000 Maxxum that belonged to my father in the basement. I attempted to replace the 4-AAA batteries and the 1-2016 internal battery. I camera has power but the shutter does not work or move. Also, the camera does not grab the film like it is supposed to when I attempt...
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    Question about Minolta Freedom 35AF/QD

    Hi, I'm new here so I apologize if this isn't where this question belongs... I recently purchased a Minolta Freedom 35AF/QD from eBay. The camera is in near perfect shape. My question is in regards to the auto-flash feature. On the front of the camera, there is a sliding button for flash/no...
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    Doubts about Leitax Mod (C/y to F mount), and using F mount lens on Alpha Cameras?

    Cameras I intend to buy 1. Either A7R III or A7S III (A7SIII if it improves rolling shutter performance and has 4k60Fps, else A7RIII) 2. Minolta Maxxum 9 (I just want to explore film, and this is the only camera that caught my attention other than Mamiya 7). Lens I intend to buy. Nikon F mount...
  12. Matt Friedman

    Focusing screen repair/replacement options

    I just acquired a new (to me) Minolta XD-11. I love the XD-11, and this is my third and, by far, the best condition. It's super-clean, the metering is flawless, and the leatherette is like-new. The only problem is that the focusing screen in as dirty as hell -- in fact, it seems to be damaged...
  13. torrinworX

    Help with Minolta Maximum 400si

    Hi there, Im new here and I have been having some trouble. I was recently given a old film camera,"Minolta MAXXUM 400is" is written on it, I got a new battery for it (there was in film in the camera) I put the battery in and turned it on and it started making a clicking sound, it started to...
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    SLR lens being mounted on DLSR body.

    Hey all, I just recently found a Minolta (St si Maxxum) film camera, and shot a roll with it. All of my shots turned out black with white streaks through them. I know this could be a problem with light coming in through the camera somewhere or something with the mirror, but either way as of...
  15. Matt Friedman

    Minolta Power Question

    I am a pretty experienced Minolta film camera user. I've had three X700s (I still have two of them), a SR-T 202 (I still have it), a SR-T SC II, and an XG-M. I just picked up an XE-7 at an estate sale, and I can't seem to get it to work. I'm stumped. The problem seems to be that it is not...
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    Can any zoom fit a DSLR???

    My grandpa has a 500mm zoom from the brand Sigma and Minolta that he used on his old Minolta camera from about 30 years ago approximative and I was thinking of buying a Nikon d3400 and I was wondering if the zoom would fit on it? I know that might be a stupid question to ask but id like to know...
  17. orbita

    Minolta 7000 shutter won't go off

    Hi! I tried to google it but I couldn't find exactly what I'm looking for (or maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for!) and maybe someone here could help. I have a Minolta 7000 which as been with me and working great for 2 years. This week I was taking a photo (about the 4th in the film...
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    Wich one should I buy?

    Hi! I'm looking for a 35 mm camera for starting taking photos because I like the way the photos looks taken with a retro camera, and i feel it's more primal and hard to learn. I've been looking for some time now and I found those models: 1. Yashica electro 35 from 1971 with guarantee and bill...
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    Looking for 250mm minolta rokkor rf rear filter (35.5mm)

    Hi guys, I just found one of theses beauties, but sadly it is missing the 35.5mm rear filter required for it to focus properly. Therefore, I am looking for anyone who might have a broken 250mm minolta rokkor lens or had gotten the optional filter set and would be willing to let one of thoses...
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    Need Help with Minolta X-700

    I just purchased a Minolta X-700. I put new batteries in, and everything worked for exactly one shot (the shutter fired, and I could even hear the beeping of the meter). But after that, the lever would advance but the shutter wouldn't fire. If I turned the camera off and on, it fires exactly...
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