Question about Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera
I do not know what i am doing with this camera. i need help. i have manual for this model but am still bumfuzzled. i thought this would be easy. but it has been difficult to figure how to even take a picture it is not working like the manual says. it wont auto focus . i have 2 seperate zoom lenses neither will auto focus i end up pressing af/m twice before focusing myself and then maybe it will take a picture but not sure. shutter is working but have not gotten any pictures developed. and pictures have color but not vivid.
You have a film camera, you should have AF lenses. The AF lenses are larger round then older manual lense as you can have the older Minolta lens will fit the newer cameras, just not auto focus. If your AF is not working with AF lenses, I will assume you have power to the camera (batteries) These camera are not hard to use. To AF the camera, press the shutter down slightly (you can try without film) and it should focus on the center of your shot. Indoor and under low light, they will have trouble with these older AF bodies.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The aperture mechanism needs repair - though most parts are no longer available because Sony purchased Minolta, this is a problem that can be repaired by a competent independent repair shop.
Posted on Sep 22, 2006
the minolta 7000 was the first auto focus slr. you can still buy a good working 7000 on e-bay for around $40.00 to $50.00, or take a 7000 lens to a camera store and try it on a newer model.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
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