MINOLTA MAXXUM 8000I FILM CAMERA

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If you come across a 9xi, don’t let this scare you away immediately, but know that you might take a while getting used to it. And the si has a big bright viewfinder to see if it is off. You never knew in advance if the pictures you took were okay or bad. If you want to be creative with light, depth, and subjects this is it also. Its speed of focus helps me keep up with my grandson to really get some grea t action shots. I have had Minolta’s for 25 years, this is the culmination of what every pro wants in a little black box. The si had one of the most powerful built-in flashes ever put in an SLR. Kevan Kohler – July 30, Hey, what about upper end si models?

The history here is simple: Skip to main content. Spy Black Peter Brody – March 3, That’s certainly true with later cameras, but not necessarily with earlier ones. A bit further down the rung of the ladder are a few of Minolta’s semi-pro and advanced amateur cameras from the heyday of autofocus film SLRs. Me in total control and it relaxes me. It responds quickly in auto mode and gives complete control to the user when in manual mode. Getting a film body with a lens can also be a great way of getting hold of a lens you’d like for cheaper than the lens alone would cost.

This is a solid camera I would recommend to anyone that really enjoys film cameras or wants to learn about photography without being overwhelmed by too many buttons,yet has enough range to allow you to grow into all the functions this camera has to offer.

And by that I mean different good. Minolta i – my very first SLR ever! I like the way it feels in my hands and the beautiful way it so easily handles a fill flash situation. The 9xi is somewhat less well built than the plain 9, but somewhat better than the 7. This is a solid camera I would recommend to anyone that really enjoys film cameras or wants to learn about photography without being overwhelmed by too many buttons,yet has enough range to allow you to grow into all fim functions this camera has to offer.

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Looking forward to more.

The 9xi, and the rest of Minolta’s “xi” series cameras were a bold but ultimately unsuccessful experiment in a user interface design that hid away complexity. I shoot way more digital than film, but every year when I go back and pick my favorites to put into an album film shots end up in that favorites category than you would expect.

Thanks for pointing it out. Felt that she could use it more than I did as she successfully used the i I had given her father for her thesis and graduated cum laude. Hard to beat the ratio of quality to cost with the i.

If you want to be fipm with light, depth, and subjects this miolta it also.

I have had Minolta’s for 25 years, this is the culmination of what every pro wants in a little black box. When he is not roaming the streets with old film cameras, he can usually be found digging through dusty archives or ensconced at home reading and writing. But the Minolta is still pretty quick. Additional Product Features Film Type. There is no reason to avoid AF film cameras, especially the later ones. Anders Madsen – March 3, Hey! While these should therefore be disqualified on that lack of fundamental functions alone, I have a soft spot for these small, light cameras.

Its ergonomics are well thought-out, it’s solid, fast, dependable. damera

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Photo by Enzo Pellegrino. It was mine but I used it for only 2 rolls of film before putting minola in storage as Minolga did not have time to fully utilize it. I like maxxumm way it feels in my hands and the beautiful way it so easily handles a fill flash situation. Compared to today, sure, slow as molasses. Photo taken with a Minolta Maxxum i. Thanks, I seem to have been misinformed there.

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I can’t be happier with these minoltas. Films as well as prints were expensive so during my holidays, I usually shot rolls of film 36 exposures.

After getting the film back I looked up the lens to find out it is a Sigma of similar specs with the name changed.

Minolta Maxxum 8000i 35mm SLR Film Camera Body Only

The i was the first of Fjlm point-and-shoot SLRs with no manual settings. Of course all their cameras were like that once they switched over and Sony continued with that where Minolta left off – UGH ; relatively loud though not enough to be a deal-breaker.

This a great camera. A camerw further down the rung of the ladder are a few of Minolta’s semi-pro and advanced amateur cameras from the heyday of autofocus film SLRs. Great cameras Film is so much more detailed, clearer,and still cheaper than digital. Then Minolta first became Konica-Minoltaand shortly after that stopped making cameras, selling their camera department and IP to Sony instead.

Hey, what about upper end si models? I still have a bunch of film cameras for decoration but I don’t ever want to go back to film. Its speed of focus helps me keep up with my grandson to really get some great action shots.

Have always loved the Minolta cameras as they almost always produced excellent pictures for me considering how careless I am about picture taking. Absolutely the best digital camera in the market for the serious photographer or weekend warrior.