After getting the film back I looked up the lens to find out it is a Sigma of similar specs with the name changed. I bought the Minolta Maxxum when it first came out and it could certainly focus faster than a person could. I got one through inheritance and let it sit on a shelf for six years before I used it. The simple thing to understand is that Minolta and had the “Maxxum” designation in America, while Europe simply had the “AF” designation and the Japanese market version had the “a” not alpha designation. A-mount was introduced by Minolta in You only saw that after your trip or after the event you attended.
The LCD panel is very informative, the handling is comfortable in one’s hand, and focusing is adequate for most s ituations. Bought the camera as a back-up to another i that I gave to my niece as a ‘gift’ for her graduation. If you want to be creative with light, depth, and subjects this is it also. I have told myself many times, “I am not going to shoot any more film, it is too much of a pain in the butt”. You may be wondering why none of the cameras in these picks say “Sony” on them. Born was the Sony Alpha series of cameras. Because of this, many settings require extra button presses.
Those are the American designations for those cameras, by the way. Log in or register to post comments. I have used Minolta cameras for the last 40 plus years and my first Minolta SRT is still working fine. Skip to main content. About this cameera Product Information The Maxxum i camera uses 35mm film which develops msxxum and produces high quality images. A bit further down the rung of the ladder are a few of Minolta’s semi-pro and advanced amateur cameras from the heyday of autofocus film SLRs.
Alan Newman – March 4, [Edited] There’s a minor error in the article. Thanks for pointing it out.
Pan’s Film Cameras: Minolta Dynax i
To reset your camera settings back to the standard settings, this Konica Minolta camera has a program reset button. I keep around a Minolta si with a somewhat dinged-up 35—70 standard zoom for party pictures. It was mine but I used it for only 2 rolls of film before putting it in storage as I did not have time to fully utilize it.
Great 35mm camera This camera is fantastic, comparable to a Nikon s of the same area, late mminolta.
Hans Rosemond – March 3, Ugh This a great camera. Both the and shown in your article are the Europe market versions. You only saw that after your trip or after the event you attended.
Torsten is a documentary photographer and historian based in Cologne, Fillm. I also have a few Pentax K’s. There is no reason to avoid AF film cameras, especially the later ones. If you want a more tilm camera layout, you’d best take a good look at the Minolta Ran two rolls of inexpensive Fuji Superia through it and was kinda shocked at how good the results were with the Quantaray 50mm f2.
Minolta Dynax 8000i
I enjoyed my film time but what we have today is so much better. Everyone over 40 who started photographing at an early age has started with film. To focus on the subject, this Minolta Maxxum camera has auto focus as well as manual focus option.
Great cameras Film is so much more detailed, clearer,and still cheaper than digital. Here are some cool cameras for Sony’s A-mount. Hard to beat the ratio of quality to cost with the i.
Soon after that I bought a second body. Few exceptions doing this for a living today, slow down and enjoy the film ride. After getting the film back I looked up the lens to find out it is a Sigma of similar specs with the name changed. Its build quality is not on par with its big sister, but it’s not quite as expensive in the used market, and since it was released two years later than the 9, there’s no need to fuss with figuring out if it has an upgrade installed.
Also keep in mind that film cameras were still dominant for another 20 years, so AF further improved after the Minolta Great Back-up Camera for Starting OutMinolta i Bought the camera as a back-up to another i that I gave to my niece as a ‘gift’ for her graduation.
Minolta Maxxum 8000i 35mm SLR Film Camera Body Only
I used film my whole life and Camea will die using film. But those negative thoughts left as quickly as they had arrived once I picked it up and put my right hand on the grip. Check the pictures closely and you could be in for a bargain. Best Selling in Film Cameras See all.
I have used digital cameras since the late 90’s. Have always loved the Minolta cameras as they almost always produced excellent pictures for me considering how careless I am about picture taking. In a departure from their all-singing-all-dancing all-computerized cameras with seldom-used functions hidden in menus something that seems much more familiar to us now than it did to photographers in the s when these cameras sold alongside such unchanged classics as the Nikon F3, Minolta X, or Pentax LX.
The Minolta Maxxum i does an excellent job in both situations. It works with newer lenses right out of the box. Pieter Batenburg – March 4, Everyone over 40 who started photographing at an early age has started with film.
I cannot speak highly enough about this camera, and have only now finally switched to digital. Peter Brody Spy Black – March 3, [Edited] I bought the Minolta Maxxum when it first came out and it could certainly focus faster than a person could. It’s been updated now.