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    If I may be so bold...

    Hello everyone!
    I'm relatively new to film photography since I was born in the digital generation. I'm eager to learn and love the idea of developing my own pictures, which I will be able to do at my school's dark room. I bought a Minolta X-700 that came with the 50mm kit lens and two Quantaray's zoom lenses (a 28-80mm and a 75-200mm). I'm currently shooting through a roll of old color film that was in the bag just to test the camera settings and get a feel for it, but after that I will be shooting B&W so that I can develop it myself! I've read some great stuff on APUG already and I'm excited to be a part of it.

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    Hello 51D7H3K1D (?) and welcome to APUG.
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    Welcome, and if you mean by "kit lens", the Minolta Rokkor 50mm 1.7 is exceptional.
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    Thanks guys. 51D7H3K1D translates to Sid The Kid. haha and Im not sure if it is that lens Klainmeister, It doesn't say Rokkor on it anywhere. It reads "MD 50mm 1:2 JAPAN o40 MINOLTA"

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    I have some of the so-called better camera ever made (Nikon, Leica, Contax). A few months ago my father visited some semi-estranged family members in Cleveland, including an old aunt. When she heard from my dad I'm a keen amateur photographer she gave my father to give to me a two-body Minolta kit that was my late great Uncle's. An SR-1 and an X-700. My great uncle used the kit to shoot the LA Olympics years ago for some local papers. Using the kit I'm thrilled by the performance of some of the lenses.

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    Hello and welcome to APUG!!
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    Good to see you. Make sure you post some examples of your first roll.
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    Welcome to APUG from another X-700 user.
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    Hello and a warm welcome to APUG!

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    That f2.0 aint bad, either. I really like my x-700. You will too.

    Welcome to film and welcome to apug!
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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