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Minolta 5000i Camera was working fine....replaced old battery with a new battery and it still does not turn on....I hear a beep when I install the battery but nothing..any help greatly appreciated... thanks in advance...OldManDave

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Programme Screen flashing in error

Sometimes cameras get "confused" if the battery is allowed to die and is replaced. Remove the batteries and wait 30 minutes for the camera to reset then put the batteries back in. This works on rare occasions and does not cost anything to try.

Hope that helps,

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Is there a memory card ,latest date, for the minolta maxxum 5000i available or are the original cards the only one available. The memory card I have does not work?

No you can purchase these all over the place. Here is link that sells the memory cards for the minolta maxxum right here. You lots of places sell the a/s card and seems the memory stick. But it seems its a film camera, but i cant confirm what type of memory stick it is with the manual. if you need further assistance please let me know. Thanks, Midwest-tek

Aug 28, 2010 | Minolta Maxxum 5000 35mm SLR Camera

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Can i use sd card in 5000i minolta

Where would you put it? Its a film camera. It only uses 35mm film.
The answer is NO.
You'll have to buy a digital camera to do that.

Jan 01, 2010 | Minolta Maxxum 5000 35mm SLR Camera

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Dark, cloudy viewing 35-135mm Sigma lens

The problem sounds like the camera did not reset properly after the last exposure. Minolta deigned the camera to keep the aperture fully open except during exposure.
During exposure it snaps the aperture down to the selected opening, then opens it again to allow enough light for proper focusing. If it did not fully open the blades after the shot, much less light would pass through the lens. The viewfinder would be darker and look murky.
Most likely cause? Dried up lubricants in the camera.
Next likely cause? Teeth broken on a plastic gear.
Get it to a camera repair place. Get estimates first.

Dec 30, 2009 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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Photography Class Camera

Hello, depending on the class he is taking you may find that a normal digital camera will suffice. Most camera classes and courses now use digital, unfortunately the old film cameras are becoming a thing of the past. If your son is a mad keen photographer then I would consider investing in his future and buy him a good quality digital SLR. I hope this is somewhat helpful.

Nov 04, 2009 | Minolta Maxxum 5000 35mm SLR Camera

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Minolta Maxxum 5000i expansion cards- anybody have them?

They're fashioned from pure unobtanium. Few were ever sold as you don't need those cards to do what they do...Except for a few exceptions which were incompatible with your camera anyway.

The Creative Expansion Card for close ups simply biased the programmed exposure to maximise depth of field. You can do the same by selecting the smallest available aperture which allows a fast enough shutter speed to avoid camera shake, or just use a tripod and remote release for slower shutter speeds.

The CEC for portraits "modifies the exposure to suit portraits" according to Minolta. I never noticed any difference at all, I suspect it did precisely the opposite to the close up card to bias towards wide apertures to throw backgrounds out of focus but that's what I'd always done anyway.

They do very rarely come up as old unsold stock but many shops throw them away during a clearout: low demand, plus the high likelihood of a customer finding the card no longer works and asking for a troublesome refund is the overriding factor.

The best source is to find cards which are already fitted to a camera which is being given away on Yahoo FreeCycle or which is being sold on an auction website. I got the Sports Action Card 2 last year for a friend in this way by buying a camera with it fitted. I then cleaned the camera and sold the body only for what I paid for the whole outfit and sold the lens separately at a profit. My friend got the card she wanted for free :-) The other advantage of doing it this way is that you definitely get a chance to check that the card still works: non functional ones produce an error code or a warning bleep IIRC.

May 24, 2009 | Minolta Maxxum 5000 35mm SLR Camera

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Minolta Maxx Dynax 5xi Camera

In MOST of the cases it's the new battery itself. Sometimes we do not check the manufacturing date on the battery and it is to old to get exhasted in the shelf itself. Otherwise the camera is faulty.

Jul 21, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Camera

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Minolta maxxum 5000i

It may be worth the effort to try one more battery. Lithium batteries may show good on a tester or meter but still be too weak to power a camera. A good photo store should let you try the battery before you purchase it.

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