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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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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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Can I use Minolta Maxxum lenses with Sony Alpha cameras?

I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000i AF-SLR camera from early 90s. I have a complete set of lenses, filters, etc., I found out that Sony ultimately ended up buying Minolta, and developing their alpha ...
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Using SLR Lenses on DSLR Cameras

I'm just starting out with DLSR photography - I recently purchased a Sony A230 with the kit lens (18mm - 55mm). I know that the lens mount is compatible with Minolta lenses. These lenses were ...
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Any reason to buy stock lens for Sony Alpha if I already have good Minolta Maxxum lenses?

I am a novice photographer looking to get into DSLR photography. I have an old Maxxum 5 and a couple lenses for it: a 75-300 zoom and a 28-80 zoom. After reading this question, it is clear that ...
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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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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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Can I use old Minolta AF lenses on my new Canon?

I just recently bought my first DSLR, a Canon Rebel t2i/550d. I use it mostly for video and it works wonderfully. I bought the kit lens with it, but I am looking to expand my lens collection. I found ...
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Are Konica and Minolta lenses interchangeable?

I have an old Konica FS-1 35mm SLR camera with quite a nice F1.8 lens on, but I'd like to use a different body (without a battery pounding auto wind on mechanism!). There seem to be plenty of Minolta ...
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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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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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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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Is there a meaningful difference between Minolta cameras manufactured in China vs those made in Japan?

The price of a Minolta 35mm slr with lens (Maxxum HTsi, model no. 95804149) is given as 99 USD on Amazon. But I have seen people asking for almost as much (or even more) for a used one. They argue ...
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How doable is a Nikon mod for the Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2?

I've been reading up on Minolta Rokkor 58mm f/1.2 to Canon mount conversions. Sadly, I shoot Nikon (entrenched too deep in their gear to switch now), and there is practically no documentation on the ...
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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 ...
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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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My roll of film didn't rewind inside all the way

I have an automatic, Minolta Zoom 160. I just finished a roll of 400 / 24 shots & I heard the film rewind back into its canister just as I finished the last shot. When I opened the back of the ...
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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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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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What does fixed EXIF mean?

I'm buying a lens adapter for my new Minolta AF 500mm reflex lens and one that I have found specifically states that the EXIF is fixed at 50mm F1.4. I'm not sure what this means for my photos in the ...
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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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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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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 I use an M42 mount lens on a Minolta AF body? [duplicate]

I have an M42 mount Helios lens that I want to use on a Minolta AF mount body. I've found this adapter online but wanted to verify it is the correct adapter before I purchased it. The lens is a ...
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Can I fit a Minolta 35mm lens to a Micro 4third mount? [duplicate]

I have old 35mm lenses for my old Minolta camera. I'm going back to photography and getting an Olympus PEN E-PL1 (micro four thirds mount). Can I use my old lenses on such a box or do they become ...
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Do I need an adapter to mount a Maxxum 75+300mm to a Sony Alpha 3000?

I have a Sony Alpha 3000 and bought a Minolta Maxxum 75-300mm but I can't mount it on the camera. Do I need an adapter?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between Minolta MC and MD mounts and can they be used on AF camera?

I am looking at some older lenses for sale. There are a lot of Minolta MC and MD mount lenses out there. Can they be used on an AF mount body at all (as a fully manual lens)? Will either of the MC ...
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Fisheye Lens for Minolta MD mount

Where can i get a minolta fisheye lens (MD Mount) for around 150 dollars or less. Or can i get a lens that gives some of the distorted perspective of a fisheye lens for around the same price?
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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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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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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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What adapter do I need to mount an old Minolta lens to a Canon EOS camera? [duplicate]

I have an old Minolta Maxxum 7000 camera and 50mm lens (photos below). I would like to mount the lens on my Canon 5D Mark II. Is this adapter the one I need?
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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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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 I mount Sony A-mount lenses to a Minolta MD/MC body?

I've been using a Sony DSLR/SLT (a57) for a number of years now and have recently purchased a old (but pristine) Minolta X-300 film SLR to have a go at manual black and white photography. I have a ...
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Sony a77 doesn't recognize Rokinon 85mm manual lens

So, I'm having a bit of an odd issue with my Sony a77. When I mount my Rokinon 85mm lens to my Sony a77, it acts as though I haven't attached a lens at all. What's up with that? O.o
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Can I remove the lens on a Minolta Hi Matic 9 to add a zoom lens?

I have a Minolta Hi Matic 9, made in 1956. Can the lens be removed in order to utilize a zoom lens.If so, which manufacturers would be possible choices?
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Which will produce a shallower depth of field: 50mm f/1.7 or 70-210mm f/4?

I'm shooting with a Sony a77. What would produce a more shallow depth of field for portraits: a Minolta 50mm 1.7 wide open or a Minolta 70-210mm f/4 wide open?
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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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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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Why doesn't the zoom ring on my Vivitar 75-205mm lens turn?

I bought a Vivitar 75-205mm zoom macro lens for Minolta MD yesterday without paying much attention to the seller's details: I bought it as a gift to someone important for me. She only has a 35mm ...
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How can I use Minolta / Sony AF lenses on Nikon DSLR bodies?

I'd like to use selected Minolta & Sony AF lenses on a Nikon — say, a D700. Can I, and if so how? My first SLR was a Minolta SRT303B and I've used Minolta since. That was manual but I now ...
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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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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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