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    Need suggestion on 35mm film camera

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favre421 View Post
    I want lots of functions as I know how to use all of them, been in photography on and off for 25 + years.
    Dear Dan,

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

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    F6 and all the glass you can afford.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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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.

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    Mmm...F6. Someday....

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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.

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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.
    Luke

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    I recently bought an X700 and I can tell you I love the camera! It's fantastic
    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.
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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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