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I have a minolta maxxum 400si .ive tried putting it in manual mode for my new manual focus lens the m is on my display screen.should be in m mode i think?also when i look into viewfinder i see 125 on left it states in my manule 250 should appear.i still cant get camera to click ,(take pics.)it works fine w/auto lens.my battery is now blinking as well.how do i make this camera take pics.in manual mode using my telephoto lens?

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Hello. Turn the camera on and go into the menu. Find the reset function and reset the camera. This will take it all back to the factory settings. NOW do the things you need to do and you should be fine. IF not, you have an internal issue which you should take into the camera shop so as not to void any warranty. Joe

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If you're asking about the mount, it uses the Minolta A-mount so all such lenses, including current Sony-mount lenses, will fit on it.

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You also have full control over the focus, as described in the "Manual Focus" section in the manual.

If you need a manual, you can download it (in two parts) from
http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/index.html

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Is it possible to manually control the focus on this camera? (Konica Minolta Maxxum 400si SLR 35mm Film Camera) I need to be able to manually control the focus, apeture, and shutter speed for a film...


The description of the manual focus is available in part 2 of the manual, page 40. The manual is available as a PDF here: http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/index.html#si_series . It is the seventh camera in the SI series in the list.

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The focus indicator will light when the subject is in focus. To return to autofocus mode, press the focus-mode button again. The camera will also return to the autofocus mode if you press the program reset button.

I hope this helps.

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(in manual focus, you can take a picture even if the subject in the focus frame is not in focus. Often it means you need to take multiple pictures to get a good shot of the subject. The advantage is that you can get some interesting shots.)

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