Need suggestion on 35mm film camera

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Favre421, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. Favre421

    Favre421 Member

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    Hi All I'm new to this site looks like lots of info here. So here is my question. I own a Minolta Maxxum 5xi and am thinking about purchasing a Minolta X700 what are your opnions on this camera? I'm looking for a very good all purpose camera wheather it be the x700 or any other camera I want lots of functions as I know how to use all of them, been in photography on and off for 25 + years.

    Thanks in advance for your help Dan
     
  2. Roger Hicks

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    Dear Dan,

    If you know how to use them all, why don't you just stick with manual and cut out the middle man?

    Cheers,

    Roger
     
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    F6 and all the glass you can afford.
     
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    I own the X700 and it's a fine camera, very relaiable. Some might find the X500 a better option. More viewfinder information, but no program-mode.

    Jaap jan
     
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    Mmm...F6. Someday....
     
  6. Favre421

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    I checked the price on the F6 YIKES no hunting/fishing trips and no NASCAR race LOL. Looks like a wonderful camera but my budget wont allow it or I should say my spouse wont allow it. I'm looking for an older camera in abt the 250.00 range with some lenses. Thats why I was looking at the X700 unless someone can suggest something better in my price range. I do like my maxxum but I really enjoy being able to control everything if I want. I've taken some pretty cool photo's using all manual mode on my XG1, double exposures and some photo's look better out of focus kind of adds a soft tone to them.
     
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    I suggest to go all manual & get an early SR-t 102 with mirror lockup or get an XK.

    Craig
     
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    You already have the 5xi and I am assuming you have some good glass for that camera. What about a Maxxum 7 or Maxxum 9? You can have great metering, bracketing, AE, and still manually focus the camera. The 9 is out of range, but a good Maxxum 7 would fit the bill. It is a great camera.
     
  9. Shypii90

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    I recently bought an X700 and I can tell you I love the camera! It's fantastic :smile:
    Really worth the money it's selling for these days, and the results I'm getting are lovely (just make sure you develop your film at a good photo lab though because at 1-hour drugstore labs you get disappointing prints which have several flaws on the paper itself and not carried forward from the negative).

    Glad I could share my experience.
    Shawn
     
  10. Favre421

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    Tnx every1 for all the great info, I'm kinda torn btween the x700 and the x570. There's a very gd deal on an x700 with lenses with a 1 yr guarentee on e-bay within my price range, but am still thinking about it.
     
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    After watching the prices of the x-700 go up on e-bay I found a camera that meets my needs. I bought a Maxxum 5 date with a zoom lens for 180.00. The x700's I was watching were going for well over 200.00.
     
  12. Jedidiah Smith

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    First, how much glass do you have for the Maxxum cameras? If not a lot, then no big deal. If you do have a lot invested there, then check out a Maxxum 7 or Maxxum 9. I've owned several of each - about as good as it gets for modern AF, 35mm shooting - only the Nikon F6 comes close to beating those cameras in my mind.
    If you want a full manual focus type setup (which I have recently switched back to because I love the Rokkor prime lenses on an XD body...)
    Look at an XD-11 (called XD-7 or just plain XD in non-USA markets).
    Check out Antony Hands' great site at www.rokkorfiles.com - look at his camera pages.
    The X-700 and X-570 are plenty good - I've owned multiple copies of each, but the XD-11 is in a different class of solid, metal body and wonderful feel.
    Jed
     
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    I just picked up an XD-11 from my father-in-law. Very nice camera.