Question about Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera

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I have purchased a maxxum 450si

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.

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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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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.

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The good news is that it is possible to get the camera to operate with the lens & adapter :-)

The bad news is that you'll only be able to use it in manual mode :-(

To get the camera(s) to actually fire, you will need to change some settings.

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Go to Custom settings (No.16) and change to 'Lock Off'.

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Go to the settings menu (purple cog icon) and then to sub-menu 3. Change Shutter lock to Off.


With the camera set to Manual mode, you can still use the built-in meter. Half-press the shutter button and you will see a metering scale appear in the viewfinder. This will indicate whether the shutter/aperture setting you've selected will over/under-expose the image. Adjust your settings until the indicator bar is over the zero.

Hope this helps,

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PS. Even if you could somehow modify the adapter, the lens won't have the necessary electrical and mechanical coupling for the cameras to control it in an automatic mode.

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