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Zoom Feature How do I correctly install and uninstall the zoom lens? I think something is wrong with the way it is installed because when I look into the viewfinder all I see is darkness.

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I have a problem as well, I installed the zoom lenses and it wont turn into zoom, I know something might be wrong but I cant figure wich, I have tried a couple of times to unscrew it and screw it.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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Need lens (up to 200)


Lens needs are determined by the type of photography one shoots. Example, for my needs I use three prime lens, 35 mm, 50 mm, and 100 mm. Sold all my zoom lens purchased primes.

The question is what are you attempting to capture? On a zoom lens look towards a constant aperture, not one when we zoom the aperture changes.

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Jan 25, 2014 | Canon EOS Rebel 2000 35mm SLR Camera

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Nikon EM (1979?) When I zoom out with my lens, the picture in the viewfinder is very blurry.


What happens when you turn the focus ring? And just out of curiosity, how are you getting to a 30mm setting on a 35-105mm lens?

Jan 28, 2013 | Nikon EM 35mm SLR Camera

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What size lens do i need for this camera?


You just need any Minolta AF mount lens. Sony Alpha lenses also physically fit as Sony inherited the Minolta lens mount when they bought the company, but as they are a later development not all will be electronically compatible.

The size of the lens depends upon the focal length of the lens and you choose that according to how wide a field of view you desire. Typical lenses are 28 and 35mm wide angles, 50mm "standard" (approximately the same perspective of how the human eyeball sees images), 70 to 90mm short telephoto lenses (a narrower perspective and very good for portraits) and higher numbers are narrower perspective telephoto lenses for viewing increasingly distant objects. In practice, the available lenses will be incorporated into zoom lenses which incorporate a seamless range of focal lengths within one single model. The word "zoom" reflects the fact that you can seamlessly change from say 28mm wide angle through to 80mm short telephoto and every single setting between them

Any zoom which starts at less than 50mm and finishes in the short telephoto range is called a standard zoom and is the lens that most autofocus cameras were supplied with. The next most common size will be something like a 70-200mm which is a telephoto zoom (or tele zoom) and takes you from a portrait lens to a genuine 5x magnification telephoto. You may also find so-called "super zooms" which do the whole job on one, for example 28-200mm. but the more jobs a single lens tries to do, the bigger and bulkier it becomes and the image quality deteriorates due to poorer contrast and greater image distortion at each end of the zoom range.

This is not an exhaustive answer, as there are entire books on the subject, but hopefully it's been of help to you.

Please take a moment to rate my answer or to add a comment if my answer has left you with unanswered questions which need to be resolved before you can rate my reply.

Feb 18, 2011 | Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera

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What size lens fits a Minolta Maxxum 3xi??


It depends entirely upon what you're after and the type of photography you wish to undertake.

Any Minolta AF mount lens will fit. 28mm is a standard wide angle, 50mm is a standard lens with a field of view approximately the same as the human eye, 80mm is a slight telephoto and for distant subjects 200mm is a long telephoto. Some lenses combine a few into one, they're called zoom lenses and will typically be something like 35-70mm, or 70-200mm. The measurements relate to the focal length of the lens, but generally the larger the number the longer the lens sticks out at the front. Zoom lenses are bulkier and heavier than fixed focal length lenses, but they're also the most commonly used types these days.

Sep 03, 2010 | Konica Minolta Maxxum 3Xi 35mm SLR Camera

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Zoom in close for sports pictures


Do you have a zoom lens on your camera? if not, you can get one for it. your lens will say, for example, 70-200mm, or 18-50mm, for sports, you need at least a 200mm or so to get close enough to the action.

Feb 20, 2009 | Nikon N60 35mm SLR Camera

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Noise from the built-in flash and it can not stand in position.


This camera should not make any noise when you lift the flash head up as it is a manual system i.e. you have to physically lift it up,

It will make some noise as you zoom backward and forwards as it has a zoom motor for the flash head so the flash coverage is correct at different focal lengths.

If you are saying it is floppy then it is broken and needs to be looked at, if you carry on trying to use it, something may short out in the head and cause a loud bang and you camera will stop working.

Nov 16, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 800si 35mm SLR Camera

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Ricoh XR-10 35mm SLR camera


stevdan,

take the screws off the bottom cover. there is a small lever pointing toward the front of camera with a black screw on it. gently move it to the left, this will release the lock lever. Now advance the lever and the shutter should fire. if not, it is not repairable. no parts
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Sep 12, 2008 | Ricoh XR-10M 35mm SLR Camera

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What does my zoom lens fit?


The lens fits in vivitar, pentax,cosina cameras

Mar 10, 2008 | Vivitar V3800N Zoom 35mm SLR Camera

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Locked up


Detach the lens, if the camera works then the problem is with the lens.
For the lens you have to send

Mar 05, 2008 | Vivitar V3800N Zoom 35mm SLR Camera

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Lens


Sorry, the mounts of Minolta manual focus lenses are different than their auto focus series. Sigma, Tokina and Tamron all make compatible zoom lenses to fit the Maxxum series cameras

Dec 30, 2007 | Minolta Maxxum 400si 35mm SLR Camera

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