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Cleaning and maintenance for minolta x370s

I just bought a used camera, a Konica minota x370s for my daughter for christmas and I would like to know how to open it and clean it properly so that it is in good working condition for her when she gets it

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a fine camera for a student learning photography.
pull up the rewind knob to open the film door, using a soft brush clean the film chamber and takeup spool area don't touch the shutter. a q- tip for the finder. take off the lens and clean with soft tissue the front and back lens. unless the mirror is really dusty don't touch it. remove the battery and clean the contacts if needed. you can clean the camera body with a soft cloth.

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The Konica Minolta Maxxum QTsi is a nice SLR camera that can accept a wide range of 35mm films. You can buy 35mm films from Kodak, Fujifilm and many other companies.

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Two 1.55v silver-oxide (SR44 or equivalent), or two 1.5v alkaline-manganese (LR44 or equivalent).

You can download a copy of the manual at
http://butkus.org/chinon/minolta/minolta_xg-1/minolta_xg-1.htm

X-300:
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You can download a copy of the manual at
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Can u use the lenses of minolta slr camera with any other digital camera body today and if yes then models may be suggested


If you have manual focus Minolta lenses, then they are not usable on anything other than other manual focus M35mm Minolta SLR's.

If they have the Minolta autofocus mount then they will physically fit onto any of the current range of Sony Alpha SLR's and also the discontinued Konica Minolta digital SLR's, but there will be some issues:-
  • there will be a 1.5x magnification factor due to picture cropping caused by the digital image sensor being smaller than a 35mm film frame. As an example, a 70-200mm zoom lens will produce an image equivalent to that of a 105-300mm lens if mounted on a 35mm camera. Lens apertures are not affected by the 1.5 crop factor.
  • Earlier Minolta AF lenses relied on the camera body providing the autofocus motor. Later Konica-Minolta and Sony models lack this motor so the lens can only be used in manual focus mode.
  • If you have a later SSM (SuperSonic Motor) equipped lens and want to use it on an Minolta Alpha/Maxxum/Dynax 9 (different model names in different countries), the camera needs a complete additional circuit board which is no longer available.
  • Later Sony Alpha SLR's have far greater electronic communication with the lenses used. Many Minolta lenses will not be compatible and as Sony don't support legacy products there is no fix.
In short, Minolta MD lenses (manual focus) can't practically be used on any modern digital cameras, and Minolta Alpha (autofocus) lenses will physically fit onto a Sony Alpha digital SLR, but will act as if magnified and may not autofocus or work at all on a Sony SLR. But there's no harm in trying.

Sorry there is no absolutely definitive answer for you, but I hope that you now understand why and that you take a moment to rate my reply.

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Good luck!
Onofrio

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