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Minolta maxxum 7000 troubleshoot camera wont take pictures
There are several possible reasons, it could be the body or the lens. Check the shutter blades without film. Are they smooth and in place, (flat)? It could also be related to the film, a mis-load of the roll. The lens could have some failure, possibly try another.
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.
I have a Minolta DYNAX 5xi camera but no card, card reader or film. Please tell me where I can buy these?
Cards are action cards to do special things and are avalable on ebay And some dx lessons on the dx code and how you can make your own codes for non dx coded film.https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-film-DX-code-labels/https://www.markushartel.com/blog/learn-from-markus/trick-the-dx-sensorhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DX_encodingAnd buying dx coded film that might or might not be expired:https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=35mm+dx+film&rt=nc&_dcat=4201&_sacat=4201&vbn_id=7023352185&LH_ItemCondition=1000&_fsrp=1Hopes this helps a little. It is a fine camera and I wish everything would be like the minolta brand , the computer does a lot and i still like to have a mirror in my camera. Enjoy the fun of REAL photos not digital. I wish you and your loved ones joy this Christmas season. Your friend, Kevin
11/2/2019 4:57:00 PM •
on Nov 02, 2019
Film cartage broke missing parts
To repair this camera will be well over $100; my opinion not worth it. You would be better served purchasing another camera of the same type from ebay. An alternative terrific camera is the Pentax K1000, better yet K1000 SE. The SE has a split viewfinder, easy to focus. The K1000 have microprism that are more difficult to focus with especially in lower light; need good eyes. Then there is the Pentax K2, that at the time was their top of the line camera. All three cameras can be purchased for about $100-ish. Most will come with the Pentax 50mm f/2.0 lens.
6/26/2019 1:56:28 PM •
on Jun 26, 2019
Film-advance level not working
Nice little rangefinder, but it's 30 years old. If you can wind the advance and the film is not moving you have a big problem. They are really not repairable, you can find them pretty cheap, but remember they are 30 years old.
Minolta x500 shutter arm stuck
A Minolta X500 is a 15+ year old camera. The shutter arm is stuck in the winding position is an indication that the shutter mechanics are broken. Repair would be way more expensive then picking up a used model. Minolta has dropped out of the camera business, some older Sony digital cameras can use their lenses if you have a number of them. Zoom lenses are usually what comes with most camera kits.
2/21/2018 9:51:10 PM •
on Feb 21, 2018
Hi, I Had Dynax 505si super Maxxum Xtsi Minolta, I
If your door to your battery compartment is broken, there are no parts left to repair it. Film cameras go for dirt cheap used. As long as the camera works, you could tape the door shut. The batteries should last for many months, so taping would be your only option.
I have purchased a maxxum 450si
You have a film camera, you should have AF lenses. The AF lenses are larger round then older manual lense as you can have the older Minolta lens will fit the newer cameras, just not auto focus. If your AF is not working with AF lenses, I will assume you have power to the camera (batteries) These camera are not hard to use. To AF the camera, press the shutter down slightly (you can try without film) and it should focus on the center of your shot. Indoor and under low light, they will have trouble with these older AF bodies.
My minolta wont load the film
There are contacts that "read" the film. Try cleaning them. If that does not work, check in the manual where to make the ASA in manual mode. That means ever time you load film, you have to check to make sure your ASA of the film matches the camera. If that work, you are good to go. These cameras are from the 90's.
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