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Minolta Dynax 404si

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I recently purchased the above mentioned camera second hand. Unfortunately it had no user manual as well... Now I'm trying to find some where to download (purchase if I have to) the manual. I also need to find out if its got a built in light meter. I have read a few reviews and they mention spot metering...could that be it or is it something else. I would appreciate any help and advise

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You will find a copy of the owners manual available from the website link below

http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/index.html

Yes the camera has a built in light meter the manual will explain how you can use it

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