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    Solid bodied 35 w/incorp't flash

    I'm looking for a solid traveling camera that has the pop up incorporate flash. I believe the Maxxum 9 does; Anything else?

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    There are a lot of choices, including the Nikon N50 I keep in the car. Do you have a lens mount preference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBP View Post
    There are a lot of choices, including the Nikon N50 I keep in the car. Do you have a lens mount preference?
    I've got a N80 now and I don't see it as a robust body. Minolta's would seem stronger.

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    I think the problem will be pop up flash equals consumer grade. Which tends to mean not that sturdy.

    I guess you really want to avoid adding a small flash to a non-popup flash camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Zentena View Post
    I think the problem will be pop up flash equals consumer grade. Which tends to mean not that sturdy.

    I guess you really want to avoid adding a small flash to a non-popup flash camera?
    Exactly. I do have a small Metz that I like, but it's not TTL or anything. The SB for my Nikon makes it very top heavy.

    Although incorporated flashes have a pretty small GN, they still are pretty useful for the family snaps. I've gotten use to my N80 without having to add a SB light to the top or side. Overall I really like the N80, I have two of them, but I just need a body that can take the bumps and bruises when traveling the harder roads. I thought perhaps that Canon might have something but I don't see anything from a pro perspective.

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    Keep an eye out for the Agfa 383cs. Not very heavy. Four AA. Takes all Metz SCA 300/3000 modules. So it supports TTL. Can be pretty cheap. My record was $1 -) Mounts to the side of the camera.

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    the Maxxum 7 is also a pro camera with a pop up flash and has the benefits of Minolta's wonderful wireless flash with the 3500xi through the 5600HS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unohuu View Post
    the Maxxum 7 is also a pro camera with a pop up flash and has the benefits of Minolta's wonderful wireless flash with the 3500xi through the 5600HS.
    Any benefits of going up to the 9?

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    Wayne,

    The N50 is pretty solid, though consumer grade in its features, much more solid than the N65, for example. It's also really cheap at KEH.

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    7 vs 9

    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider View Post
    Any benefits of going up to the 9?
    More fps, a sturdier body (professional and heavy). It may not be capable of using the newer Minolta G lenses. I never owned the 9, and was always pleased with my 7; having owned an original 7000i, a 5000, 800si, 600si, 3xi, 7xi and finally the 300si (a p/s with changeable lenses). I would compare the 7 to the F100 without the actual heft needed.
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