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    Minolta Maxxum 5 Vs. Maxxum 400si Which one to keep?

    I've been recently gifted two auto focus Minolta's with some lenses. Since I usually use my manual focus X-700 and X-300's (simple but reliable) I don't know too much about the Minolta Auto-focus Maxxums. I don't want to keep both and I want to give one to a friend and need to decide tonight which one to give him. Can anyone lend any input or assistance? I would like to keep the better and more advanced camera. I am doing some research but I just don't have time to research in detail so some input would help please! Thank you in advance!
    The Minolta Maxxum 5 or The Maxxum 400si?
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    Keep the 5, absolutely no question. Completely different class of performance and functionality.

    Edit: what you want is mhohner's website
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    +1 to keep Maxxum 5. It's a last generation Minolta film body, has their latest AF, metering and compatibility with current Sony SSM lenses, including the Zeiss glass.
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    Perfect! Maxxum 5 it is! Works with current lenses thats great! Thanks everyone! I gathered that too from looking around today! I'm glad to see there are still lots of people using film! I was starting to seriously get worried.

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    The 5, hands down.
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    Yep, the 5 over the 400si any day. SSM/SAM support so you can use the newer lenses (like the cheap and excellent Sony 85/2.8 SAM 'Sonnar'), much better AF, HSS and Wireless HSS support (also gets you limited compatibility with the Sony flashes off-camera), DoF preview, a wireless release socket, 1/4000 max shutter(vs 1/2000), 1/125 sync (vs 1/90), 3 fps winder (vs 1fps) and an available AA grip. And the 5's smaller & lighter.



 

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