Question about Minolta Maxxum 5 / Dynax 5 35mm SLR Camera
I was at DisneyWorld taking pics with my Minolta Maxxum 5...which I have loved from the day I bought it. The package of 35mm film I bought in an Orlando store must have been crushed somehow, because the cannisters were a bit squashed/dented. I wasn't sure about using it...I thought maybe the pics wouldn't be perfect, but film inside the park is so expensive that I gave it a try. The first two dented film cannisters loaded, shot, and rewound just fine. After pic #24 on the third roll, the camera went into auto-rewind but then seemed to shut down on me. I thought it was the batteries, so we found a film shop there and bought new ones....but the same thing happened. I have come to the conclusion that the cannister is so dented, the film will not rewind into it...it's basically jammed inside the camera. Since the camera has the nifty film-chamber lock feature, we could not open it inside a black bag to manually remove the film. I have taken the camera to two camera stores (including the place where I bought it a few years back) and no one can seem to figure out what to do....all they can tell me is that Minolta no longer exists and so there's no way to find out how to fix this...though I can send it to Sony for $150.00 and MAYBE they can figure out how to fix it. I can't imagine the manufacturer creating a lock system that didn't have a "bypass" feature built into it. So I'm hoping one of your gurus can walk me through a "fix" of my problem. I don't want to ruin either my camera or, if possible, my film.
I just found it after looking at the manual again. it didn't work for me but maybe it will work for you.
go to http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/dynax_5/dynax_5_inst_e.pdf
and page 61 (actually page 121 of the manual but page 61 if you type in the page at the bottom of acrobat reader).
when i tried this it made the noise that it wanted to unlock but it didn't.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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