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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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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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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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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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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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It looks like light fall off from an obstruction, either in front of the lens or behind it. It's similar to, but too large to be, vignetting caused by diffraction of light along the edge of the film gate. After seeing the frame edge, it doesn't appear to be caused by the film gate because the ocean picture shows the border of the film gate within the shadow....


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