Question about Minolta Maxxum 5 / Dynax 5 35mm SLR Camera
I have recently had my minolta camera fixed and now when I look through the viewfinder on the camera there is a blue streak in the corner of the viewfinder.It is on both sides of the veiwfinder. What causes this to happen ? It didn't do this before I had it fixed. will this show up on the pictures I take?
This isn't really a solution, but when I check "I have similar problem", it takes me to a different page all together. The first time I heard about a blue glow in the viewfinders of late-model Maxxums was in reading an eBay guide written by J.D. Katz. I didn't really believe him until my own Maxxums started doing it. Apparently Maxxums 3, 4, 5, GT, QTsi, STsi, HTsi, XTsi and probably the 50 and 70 are susceptible. All were assembled in either Malaysia or China and all have penta-mirror viewfinders. Both my Maxxum 5 and my XTsi just recently started doing it: the 5 has sapphire-blue streaks on either side of the viewfinder; the XTsi's viewfinder has just a faint blue haze. Probably some coating on the glass inside the viewfinder is breaking down with age. It's a shame because they are otherwise excellent cameras. While it is an annoyance, it is confined to the viewfinder and should not affect the images taken. Probably won't have much luck getting Sony to do anything about it either, since they're film cameras and they're getting old....
Posted on May 29, 2009
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