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Minolta was a Japanese company that produced cameras from 1929 until 2003, when it merged with Konica. In 2006, Konica Minolta exited the camera and film business. In 2017, the trademark was purchased by Elite Brands (EBI), which now sells cameras under this brand name.

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Is this a light leak?

Vertical artifacts appear on every photo on Minolta XD-7, bought as "refurbished". Can this be easily fixed?
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Help for: minolta riva zoom 125ex

I am trying to find a service manual on the internet for the camera Minolta riva zoom 125ex,or any video regarding it,i believe some internal mechanisms have been misplaced and are out of places. If ...
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How do I go about fixing this strange dark line blocking my Minolta XG-1's viewfinder?

I recently bought my friend's Minolta XG-1 which looks super well maintained cosmetically. He did mention to me that it was sitting in his hot attic for about a year. I noticed that there is a weird ...
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Shutter wont release after winding on minolta xg-m

When I wind it back there is a click noise once i let go of the winder and then i cant press the shutter release so i have to wind again which advances it, I dont have film in it but it seems if i did ...
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What type of mount is this Soligor lens?

What is this type of lens mount? The notch seems to match Minolta MD, but doesn't quite fit the adapter, also the notch is on the bottom side of the lens (should be on top where the numbers are). ...
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How to fix aperture indicator in Minolta X700 viewfinder?

I can't see the currently selected aperture when looking through the viewfinder of my Minolta X700. I've taken off the top front plate and found a little mirror loose inside, but have no idea where it'...
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Minolta MD lenses to Canon 6D body [duplicate]

Is it possible to use Minolta SR/MC/MD lenses on Canon 6D? I understand that it is 2 different mount systems- so I will need some sort of adapter. Also as I understand from wiki (https://en.wikipedia....
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Light streaks leaking beyond frame of negative?

I am using a minolta automatic camera - and for a few rolls of film now it has been producing streaks on the roll, usually in low light when there is one obvious light source. The camera is automatic ...
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What battery should I use in a Minolta XD-11?

I just got a XD-11 and it needs a battery. The user guide references a Eveready S-76 but I can't find info on the S-76 battery model. What is the proper battery to use in a Minolta XD-11 today?
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Minolta XG-M releasing shutter once switched on or film advances

As someone enjoying analogue photography and having experience with a Minolta XG-1, I was curious to get my hands on an XG-M as a secondary camera. As far as I know, the camera has been stored without ...
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Why does the shutter work only without film loaded on a Minolta X-370?

Using a Minolta X-370, what does it mean if the shutter advances and releases without film but it will not release the shutter with film loaded?
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Can a broken film sprocket mechanism on a Minolta 7000 AF be fixed?

My granddaughter was given an old Minolta 7000 AF with a Sigma Zoom 28-80 lens. The film sprocket mechanism doesn't work. Is this fixable? Or would the lens be compatible with a new Minolta X-700?
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shutter speed is not consistent on analog camera

I'm very new to analog photography so I'm not very familiar with all the terms. Just this month I bought my first analog camera, a Minolta XD-7. It was sold as fully functional but when it arrived ...
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How do I figure out which adapter I need to put an old Vivitar lens on a Minolta body?

I'm looking for the correct adapter model to fit a 70-210mm zoom Vivitar lens onto the body of my Minolta Dynax 300si camera. As I will probably need to go to eBay, it would really be great to get it ...
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Some of my images come out with a black mark in the centre

Was hoping someone could help me identify what im doing wrong here. Just bought a new film camera, minolta x300. And a few of the shots came out with a black mark in the middle. I'll add examples. Any ...
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Minolta CLE intermittent fault

I got a Minolta CLE off eBay last year from a reputable trader in Japan, seemingly in great condition, but every now and then I miss a few shots because the shutter waits ~1s before action after I ...
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Is my roll completely ruined

I have a Minolta supreme freedom zoom elite. Was looking at my camera and noticed the counter was at 1 when I know I’ve taken at least 3 or 4 pictures and remember it being at that number. So my guess ...
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Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-PE 200mm f4.5 Service Manual

Do you have any copy or a link where I can find a service manual for Minolta MC Rokkor-PE 200mm f4.5? I recently bought this lens for $15 and in mint condition, but the front element has dust which a ...
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Passive Sony/Minolta a/af mount Stabilization

I shoot from a Minolta Maxxum 7000 AF. I know it definitely won't support any active image stabilization solution. AFAIK there's some passive solutions that are lens-only, but I don't know of any for ...
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Minolta srt101 (SLR) trigger jam

I've done a lot of searching but haven't found much regarding film Advance lever/trigger errors. Symptoms: lever will advance once or twice, with the firing sound being a dull "krk", not the bright "K-...
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Aligning multiple exposures

I'm mostly using a Minolta X300 for multi-exposures work. My process is as follows: I make sure the camera's crank is winded; I insert the film into the cylinder making sure the cylinder doesn't ...
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How do I avoid losing images when my camera won't rewind the exposed film?

My Minolta camera's battery died on my last picture. I replaced it but it won't automatically rewind. The counter is on zero and won't let me take any pictures either. How do I retrieve my exposed ...
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silver film and Super8 Films

I recently acquired a Minolta X-700 and a Vivitar 94P Super 8 film camera but since I'm a neophyte in analog capture devices, I don't know what film I should buy in 2020 that will be kind of ...
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Why I can't find an A-mount to Canon EF Adapter?

I looked online for an adapter from A-mount to Canon EF but I couldn't find. The Minolta/Sony A-mount flange focal distance is 44.50mm and Canon EF flang focal distance is 44.00mm, in theory A-mount ...
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Minolta XE-7 shooting Ilford Delta 400 B&W 35mm. Film came out clear, save for about 5 decent exposures

I just bought a Minolta xe-7, shot my first roll and developed it at home. The result was a roll of film that came out almost completely clear except for the fist several exposures on the roll and a ...
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Can Minolta Rokkor lenses be mounted on a Konica Autoreflex TC camera?

I have a Konica Autoreflex TC camera. I want to buy a new lens. I found someone who sells two lenses both from Minolta: 50mm f/1.7 Rokkor 50 mm f/1.4 Rokkor Does anyone know if these fit my Konica ...
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Left Side Underexposed on Film Camera

I've been using my grandfather's Seagull DF-1ETM (Chinese equivalent of the Minolta SRT 101) and on some of the photos, the left edge would be under-exposed. Does anyone know what could be causing ...
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How to clean the viewfinder of Minolta X-700

My Minolta X-700 was dropped and the consequence is a viewfinder full of dust like this: I don't know how to clean it except remove the top cover to reach the viewfinder. Is there any other way?
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Does the Minolta Hi Matic 7 need batteries to function?

I bought myself my first film camera, and I am wondering if Minolta Hi Matic 7 will take pictures without a battery. I wonder, because I've seen posts that say some film cameras don't really need ...
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lever won't advance on minolta x-700

first time using this! My film camera lever will not advance, and I am wondering if there is anything I can do to fix it or if I have to take it somewhere?
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Yellow tint over my developed portra 400 film

So one of my relatives gave me their Minolta X-700 with Portra 400 Color Film several weeks ago (no experience in photography), tried it and got it developed. So just got the digital scan and ...
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MINOLTA XG-M not rewinding film

My Minolta XG-M is not rewinding the film into the canister. The rewind crank works, I loaded the film correctly because the advance lever advances the film.
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What lenses other than MD can I use with a Minolta XG-7 camera with an adapter?

I recently bought a Minolta xg-7 camera at a thrift store. The store only had the body available but it was so cheap that I thought I could by a lens separately. I have found a few MD mount lenses ...
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Why is there an underexposed "shadow" along edge of frame on 35mm film when using my 70-210mm lens?

I shot a few rolls on Minolta XG-M with different lenses and some images have an underexposed edge. It take a while for me to go through a roll, to the point of me forgetting which lens/settings I ...
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Is this lens for a Minolta mount?

I am pretty sure I bought this on eBay but it was five years ago. I'm planning on adapting it to my Micro Four Thirds camera, and suspect it is a Minolta Rokkor. Here is an imgur gallery with more ...
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Focussing 100mm Auto Bellows Minolta lens on Bellows I with slide duplicator

I have a Minolta Auto Bellows 100mm lens (no focussing functionality, just aperture), that I am trying to use to duplicate slides with a A7R III and Minolta bellows I, focussing rail and slide ...
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Film wont load into my Riva AF35EX

I recently purchased a Minolta Riva AF35EX which seems to be in great condition. The camera is entirely automatic, all I need to do is load film into it, and it should just wind the first exposure, ...
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What (if any) are the differences between Minolta's SAL500F8 and Sony's SAL500F80?

I would love to buy one of these autofocus 500mm f8 lenses, but information about these lenses is sparse, and I haven't been able to find anything at all about if Sony made any changes to the lens ...
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What to check when buying used and old film bodies? [duplicate]

I saw an ad on a local site for a Minolta XD11, seemingly body only. The listing claims manual exposure works but battery operation has not been tested. The price is dirt cheap. What do I check for, ...
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Why is there blue 1" edges on developed 35mm film?

I have taken some photos on my Minolta XG-1 35mm film camera and 8 of the 24 photos have blue edges. Some have them on just one edge, some on both and some on the other edge. Can anyone tell me what ...
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How do metering and aperture setting play together in manual mode (Minolta X-700)?

I have been playing around with my mother's Minolta X-700 (objective: Minolta MD 50 mm f/1.7) and though I read the manual (here it is: Manual X-700), I am still unclear about one thing: When I use ...
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Can I mount my M42 and Sony/Minolta A-mount lenses on a Micro Four Thirds or APS-C mirrorless camera?

I am thinking about buying a digital camera, namely a Panasonic Lumix GX80/GX85 Micro Four Thirds (M4/3). Though, I do not intent to spend money on lenses very soon, and would like to remain using ...
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How can I adapt Minolta Maxxum lens to Pentax K mount body

I have several Minolta Maxxum lenses and I would like to use them on a Pentax K mount DSLR body. I have looked all over and have not been able to find an adapter so I believe one just doesnt exist. ...
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What creative things can I do with incompatible lenses?

I found an old 28-85mm and a 70-210mm lens my father used on his 35mm Minolta but they are incompatible with my D7000. Keeping in mind I'd rather not take off the current lens to avoid any dust going ...
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Is Vivitar 28mm 1:2.8 lens a good lens, and what kind of things can I use it for?

Relatively new to photography. I have a Nikon D5500. I was looking for a portrait lens, but someone local is selling this Vivitar 28mm 1:2.8 lens for $25. I have a Vivitar tripod and I like it a lot ...
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Can Minolta lenses obtain infinity focus when mounted on a Canon camera?

I know this isn't the ideal setup but I have access to a good selection of Minolta glass so I can try it without any expense. I've got a Canon 600D, a "Minolta Sony Alpha AF Mount Lens to Canon EOS ...
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Vivitar Lens compatibility with Minolta Maxxum 5

Will a Vivitar Series One Zoom 28-300mm lens work correctly on a Minolta Maxxum 5 Digital Camera?
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Help with Minolta lenses [duplicate]

I am looking for lens help! I am new to the DSLR world and just got a Canon T5.I posted on a local group looking for someone selling lenses. One person has gotten back to me so far and below is what ...
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Emount adapter question

I have a Minolta 50mm AF lens, a-mount, that I'd like to use on a Sony a6000 e-mount. Is there a reasonably priced adapter out there? Also is the Minolta MD/MC lens an a-mount?
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What type of camera does this "Vivitar 75-205MM" lens fit?

I was wondering if anyone could help me out. Does anyone know what camera this lens would fit? It doesn't fit my Canon EOS Rebel T1i. A friend got it for me, not knowing it wouldn't fit. Thank you in ...