1. gryphon1911

    Compact The Konica Minolta DiMage A2 Has Entered The Building

    So, got my Konica Minolta DiMage A2 today. My first thoughts and this is with just running through the menus, setting it up and taking a few shots around the house. Love that it uses the same batteries as the Maxxum/Dynax 7D smaller than it gives you the impression online, but big enough to...
  2. gryphon1911

    Lens Minolta 500mm f/8 AF Reflex - Still Amazed - Day At The Zoo

    I still cannot believe just how well this lens and even the Minolta Maxxum/Dynax 7D still performs. 6mp, mirror lens and you'd think it would be mediocre at best. This proves, to me at least, that the gear still has the goods! Full disclosure, I did use Topaz Photo AI on images 1, 6, 7 for...
  3. gryphon1911

    My Gear A Week Challenge - Week 13 - Minolta Maxxum 7D - Minolta 28-135/4-4.5 and 500mm f/8 AF Reflex

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  4. gryphon1911

    My Gear A Week Challenge - Week 5 - Minolta Maxxum7D, Minolta 28-135/4-4.5 and Minolta 500mm f/8 AF Reflex

    It’s all @Brownie ’s fault. Not that I’m in the Minolta rabbit hole that I’m in, but for giving me some great information on some additional Minolta lenses and helping me find some good deals online! I now am in possession of the above mentioned lenses. My intention was to swing back into...
  5. gryphon1911

    My Gear A Week Challenge - Week 4 - Minolta 7D, Minolta 20/2.8 and Minolta 70-210/4

    Really love this camera for it's CCD sensor. Weather was nice, wife, the dogs, we all went out and i got some shutter time in. RAW files processed in Lightroom. Monochromes processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  6. Brownie

    First True Outing With Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D (image heavy) (seewhatIdidthere?)

    CURSE YOU @gryphon1911!!! The Maxxum 7D thread was more than I could stand. I kept an eye out for one but found nothing local and was reluctant to order one from eBay. Checked KEH every day, and a few days ago there it was! A Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D. Same 6MP CCD sensor, same anti-shake, a...
  7. gryphon1911

    Lens First Shots with the Minolta AF 135mm f/2.8

    Got out and played with the 135mm today. Weakest at f/2.8, depending on the light can be a little bloomy/hazy wide open, Nothing that modern post processing software cannot handle! Very fast AF even on the Maxxum 7D. Surprisingly good for it's age. Processed from RAW in Lightroom and...
  8. gryphon1911

    First True Outing With Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D (image heavy)

    Also known everywhere else on the planet outside the USA as the Dynax 7D. Had posed the question about getting this in another thread. Decided to snag it, since it was still at the camera shop when I returned...
  9. gryphon1911

    Minolta Maxxum 7D - worth an experiment in 2022?

    So, back when I first started my own photography business, I was shooting film and was looking to upgrade to digital (2004). I was really drawn to the the Minolta Maxxum 7D. I thought that would be great for me, liked having the IBIS and all those great buttons! About a week before I...
  10. Brownie

    Sony Minolta 80-200/2.8 APO HS G

    I'm really loving this lens so far. It's not a FL I usually shoot, so I didn't want to spend $2k+ on one of the new Sony offerings. The only reason I got it was in case I get stuck out at the track at dark and needed something fast. This lens was the main reason for deciding to go ahead with the...
  11. Brownie

    Sony Another Minolta A-Mount beauty, 500/8 AF Reflex

    After all the shipping nonsense, this was worth the wait. Using it on the A7 IV with the LA-EA5, autofocus works well and much faster than expected. It is limited to the center focus area, but for this lens that's fine. The camera recognizes the lens and reports f/8. I did some shooting in M and...
  12. lucien

    Lens some Minolta glass

    I have 3 lens that aren't worth selling because they were dirt cheap. Instead of taking a loss, how can I convert them to Nikon? The body in question is a Nikon D7100 I will need some sort of adapter of course. Is anyone familiar with what I would need. Lenses, Tamron 70-300mm 4-5.6 ff...
  13. lucien

    Lens minolta lens

    HI I have a few maxxum lens that I bought for my film camera. I want to know what the button on the side is for? What does it do, should I ignore it. It's second hand Ebay and I'm new to the system. thanks
  14. lucien

    Film minolta maxxum A7

    Does anyone know how to change the display setting/language on the above camera? I've checked the batteries and they are fine. I want to change the default language to english and set the date time. I've gone through the online manual. Maybe I contact Minolta Japan to see what they say...
  15. Coksic

    Manual Lens Minolta 28mm f2.8 MD W.ROKKOR

    Classic manual 28mm f2.8. One of several versions that were made in the 70s and 80s. Very nice lens with decent close focusing distance of 0.3m, nice coatings, and overall, very good image quality. If I could nitpick, the corners are never super sharp. However, I expected that from a lens from...
  16. Coksic

    Manual Lens Minolta MC Rokkor PF 58mm f1.4

    A good old manual focus lens, with nice reputation. Well kept and preserved, it feels like new. Having many Helios 58mm lenses, I'm used to the focal length. On a crop sensor, it just feels right. It's fast, with 1.4 aperture, which is often challenging with focusing, because my X-E1 doesn't...
  17. Giachen

    Minolta Hi-matic 9 Shutter cable release not working

    Hi everyone, I just got a Hi Matic 9 a few days ago. I wanted to use it with a cable release today and found out I am unable to release the shutter when pressing the cable. Does anyone know where the problem could be?
  18. Tim Williams

    Film Minolta a-7 problem

    My Minolta a7 locked up with film in it. I had to break the latch to get the film out as it would not fire or rewind or open. Are there any shops that would be able to tell me if this thing is fixable or trash. I don't mind spending a little on it if its fixable.
  19. Brian

    Leica Showcase Minolta Chiyoko 3.5cm F3.5 in Leica Thread Mount

    This lens came out in 1956 and features "multi-layer achromatic coating". This lens is rare, meaning a few hundred made in Leica mount. It was also available in Minolta's proprietary mount for the Super-35. This is the last lens that I needed to complete a collection of Minolta LTM lenses...
  20. Brian

    Minolta AL-E, removing Top Cover to clean the Viewfinder.

  21. Brian

    Minolta Himatic 9: Flood Cleaning Shutter and Cleaning Viewfinder, also applies to the 7, 7s, and 11.

    I bought this camera in 1969, my first 35mm camera, and a whole Summer of mowing Lawns. I was 11. The viewfinder had enough haze built up to make focusing difficult- last CLA was 1976. Time to clean it, I'm a lot better at fixing cameras than I was in 1976. Tools required: Flat Head...
  22. Brian

    Leica Showcase Minolta Chiyoko 13.5cm F4, Leica mount

    This is an obscure lens, very little written about it. The 4-digit "3xxx" serial number puts it around 1948. Hard to tell production numbers, but probably a couple of thousand. More than the Nikkor 13.5cm F4, many less than the Canon 135 F4. One of the best resources for Minolta Chiyoko lenses...
  23. Leica43

    Leica Minolta M-Rokkor f4/90mm M Mount

    I have made some test shots using this lens, part of my Minolta CLE kit, with my M10.
  24. JoeLopez

    Film Minolta A5 and The More Gooder accessories

    I finally pimped the Minolta A5 out a bit this week :) I ordered the American Flag soft shutter release and hot shoe cover from www.themoregooder.com Great products! I love the fit and finish :) I am looking forward to shooting this gem again with warmer weather on the horizon.
  25. davect01

    Early Blooms

    No idea what this tree is but the round blooms are fascinating A6000 and 45mm Minolta
  26. olli

    Film Showcase Ilford Delta 100

    Here are a few shots with Ilford Delta 100 taken in Sofia, Bulgaria with my Minolta XD. Starting with a couple of shots of the Museum of Sofia, formerly the city's public bathouse. Just across the street is the spot where the hot spring water that used to feed the bathhouse is still being...
  27. olli

    Film Showcase Ilford Delta 400

    I see a thread for this film in the Colour Film Showcase but I assume that now there is a section specifically for B&W Film I should post this here. Here are a few scenes from Sofia, Bulgaria a couple of weeks ago when the snow was falling. Shot on Delta 400 with a Minolta CD and Rokkor MD...
  28. davect01

    2018 Christmas Decor

    A6000 and 50mm Minolta
  29. davect01

    Impromptu Portraits with our Niece

    We had our niece over last weekend and took a few quick shots A6000 and 45mm Minolta F2
  30. olli

    Film Showcase Lomography Colour Negative 100

    I couldn't find a thread for 100 Lomo negative. Apologies if I've overlooked it. Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC. Minolta XD, Rokkor 50/1.7, Lomo Colour 100
  31. davect01

    Mother's Day Flowers

    A6000 and 50mm Minolta with LED Spotlight
  32. JoeLopez

    2018 Detroit St. Patricks Parade

    Recently acquired a Minolta X-570, shipped it off to GarrysCamera for a mild repair & CLA. Attached the Minolta 45mm f2 and winder-G to shoot a local parade in March. One roll of Ektar 100 and one Portra 160 Full gallery here A few favorites :)
  33. davect01

    Birds Swans and Turtle

    A6000 and 50mm Minolta
  34. davect01

    Car Show at Night

    Stopped by the long-standing Saturday night Car Show in Scottsdale, AZ with my A6000 and 45mm Minolta. It is a complex chaotic mix of modern, classic and hotrod Stunning Monstrously lite Semi Love me a Herbie Absolutely love this moment of future drivers...
  35. davect01

    Night car show

    Stopped by the weekly car show in South Scottsdale, AZ Had the loyal A6000 and my 45mm F2.0 Minolta in hand. Tough shooting, REALLY should have brought my flash, but I think I got some decent shots. McDonald's Rock 'n' Roll Car Show at the Pavilions
  36. theoldsmithy

    Film Dynax 5

    Not bad for £12.52!
  37. davect01

    Bugs More Desert Blooms and Bees

    A6000 and 50mm Minolta After dropping off my car at the auto shop, I walked home and took a few shots of the desert blooms.
  38. S

    Fuji Showcase Fuji X-T1 with Minolta MC-Rokkor-PF 58mm f1.4

    Fuji X-T1 with the great Minolta MC-Rokkor-PF 58mm f1.4. Cheap lens, cheap adapter. ISO200, 1/140s, not sure about aperture, probably, 2.8.