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No, it doesn't require batteries, although there are drawbacks to using the camera without them. The battery powers the camera's light meter. This means you will not be able to shoot in auto without a battery. You could shoot manually, but this would mean metering must be done either by guestimating, using the sunny 16 rule, or by the use of an external ...


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I've encountered adapters that allow lenses with M42, T2, TX, and Adaptall mounts to be used on Minolta cameras with SR/MC/MD mounts. You can adapt some other mounts, such as DKL, via M42. The reason for so few adapters isn't technical, but limited market potential. No new cameras with SR-based mounts are being produced. Also, it usually makes more sense to ...


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Probably caused by a sticking shutter. Multiple possible causes... the only thing to do is have it serviced and hopefully it is something easy to fix (CLA as Hueco said). Last film camera I took in to have the shutter fixed was DOA w/ no repair parts available... and that was over a decade ago. Either way it will probably cost more than the camera is worth (...


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Most of the dust visible in your example image is far too sharply in focus to be inside the actual viewfinder assembly made up of the prism and eyepiece lenses. It's almost certainly on the focusing screen at the top of your camera's lightbox. You can probably blow it off with a hand operated bulb blower. It may take several cleanings over time to get most ...


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it is VERY common with Minolta film bodies. I had several minoltas fail in this manner. They have fragile connections from winder to curtains. It is a cheap repair $75 I had this happen 3-4x, basically everytime I dropped my camera. It was the only aspect of Minoltas I didnt like. Never drop a Minolta :)


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Sorry you are having trouble rewinding the film. Assuming all the film has been exposed and now it is rewind time, take the camera to a one-hour photo lab or camera store and let them safely retrieve the film. You think the film advance is OK, but this may not be true. It is often difficult to make this determination. If you are a frequent user, you likely ...


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Your camera has Minolta AF mount, which is the precursor to Sony A-mount. As others have already noted, which adapter may work depends on the specific lens you have. Consider getting a lens designed specifically for your camera, such as Minolta AF 70-210/4 or 80-200/2.8. These lenses have constant aperture, excellent optics, and can be controlled and auto-...


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To figure out whether your lens can be adapted at all to the Minolta AF mount on your camera, you first need to identify which camera mount the lens uses. Telling us it's a Vivitar lens is not enough information, since Vivitar, as a third-party lens maker made lenses in a variety of camera mounts. If you tell us what camera it fits on/came from, that could ...


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Vivitar is a brand that sells lenses with various lens mounts for all sorts of brands of SLR and DSLR cameras. As such, Vivitar does not have one specific type of lens mount. In order to know which lens mount converter you need, you first need to know what mount your Vivitar lens was made for. Look at the back of the rear lens cap. Usually Vivitar lenses ...


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This is not a settings problem. The color shifts and fogging indicate a problem with the film and/or the camera. It looks like a combination of things, IMHO, as someone who shot film for 20 years. Suspect 1 is old film: it's possible the chemicals on the film were old and less sensitive. Different chemicals aging in different ways would account for color ...


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