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For those of you who like a traditional 35mm SLR camera. A fantastic deal from the bargain basement section of Morgan Computers. Note that it is new stock but may be in a tatty box. You would have paid over £300 for this camera a couple of years ago.

35mm SLR with built-in flash and 28-100mm zoom lens (Minolta A mount)
Program exposure plus aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes
5 programs - portriat, landscape, close-up, sports and night portrait
Built-in auto flash, self-timer, single/continuous film advance, depth of field preview and AE lock
Supplied with Minolta 28-100mm zoom lens
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#1
http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews104615.html

Review speaks for itself....hot deal!
#2
Very very tempting, unfortunately I think it could be £41.11 towards a digital camera.
#3
anewman
Very very tempting, unfortunately I think it could be £41.11 towards a digital camera.


Well if digital is your thing then so be it.......nevertheless this is an astonishing price for a camera like this.
#4
Yeah the mans right this is a superb film camera with a superb wide angle lens..Well worth £41 quid ...:thumbsup:
#5
If anyone has a Sony or Konica Minolta DSLR, this is a great buy just to get the lens, which is fully compatible.

If you can put up with silver, that is :-D
#6
Postage is another £11.75 (inc VAT)
#7
Whilst recognising that this is probably a "great" price I really cannot imagine anyone reverting to film cameras from digital.
Digital photography has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the newbie and novice to photography.
A true miracle of technology.

Andysmith's comments are interesting and worth checking out.

Voted hot on the price.
#8
ahenry
Postage is another £11.75 (inc VAT)


don't think so - the site says bargain basement products (which it is = free delivery) which is shown if you go checkout....
#9
I paid £299 for this in jessops a good few years ago. But dont use it any more due to upgrade to digital, the film and proccesing is to expensive compared to digital. I took it to cash converters and they offered me £10 I said I would rather keep it than take that. Still it is a fantastic camera so voted Hot.
#10
Corker - dont think I would go back to 35mm - but staggering!
#11
hottoshop
Whilst recognising that this is probably a "great" price I really cannot imagine anyone reverting to film cameras from digital.


I did for a while, i used a few old, old old cameras for a client to produce a genuine retro styled effect rather than relying on digital effects to create the same look.

I'd gone from using the likes of a canon 1D and 5D suddenly i'm using film and having to manually move the film on etc

lets just say the first roll didn't turn out as expected lol

this is a great camera and is really quite tempting just to keep the film stuff moving. it makes you think harder of what you're doing rather than being able to simply delete a digital if its ****
#12
Astonishing price for ~£40 , good for those young folks whose know how is just digital to have some education on the olde world. Moreover there are artistic effects that you cannot achieve with digital means (though you can but the analogue way seems more natural but this is high end art).
#13
Now if only someone invented a Digital Film Roll that could slot in those old cameras.. That would be superb...
#14
I've got a Dynax 4 and a Dynax 7, and they're both phenomenal cameras. I've recently upgraded to digital via the Sony A200 (completely compatible with all my Minolta gear), so they'll be sidelined in future, but there's absolutely no way I'd ever get rid of them.

Bear in mind for example that DSLRs can't compete with film cameras at low ISOs. You generally get a low of ISO 100 or 200 with a DSLR, whereas the Dynax 40 can goes all the way down to ISO 25, which is the level professionals look at for portrait photography - the detail levels are superb at that speed. You'll also find that film still fares better at the faster end of the scale: with a good film such as Ilford Delta 3200 (B&W) or Fuji Superia/Super G 1600 (colour), grain and noise is greatly reduced compared to digital. For something like gig or sports photography, you'll still see old pros on the scene with film cameras.

I went digital because every time I photographed a gig it was costing me £40-£50 in film and processing (and that includes processing my own B&W film). In a short time my A200 will have paid for itself.

That said, I think anyone even vaguely into photography needs some grounding with a film SLR on manual settings. It's more illuminating for learning about things such as depth of field than any instruction manual could ever be, and if you don't have the fallback of checking your image on an LCD screen, it makes you try harder and learn faster.

You can pick up second hand models for peanuts these days, and ebay is definitely your friend in this regard. That said, this is a very good price for a very capable camera.
Incidentally, the Dynax 40 is available via a secondary seller on Amazon for £39.99 + £4.50 postage
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Konica-Minolta-Dynax-40-135-Camera/dp/B0002JZU3G/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1209292991&sr=1-7
#15
Oh, and just to put it into perspective as a bargain, the list price for the bogstandard lens shipping with the Sony A200 (which is an 18-70mm lens) is £129.99.

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/product/default.aspx?sku=1013638

I find the build quality of the Minolta kit lenses much better than that of the Sonys (the Sonys are a little more plasticky, presumably to bring the weight down), so if you can tolerate the colour it really is a steal to get a versatile starter lens.
#16
anyone know whether this lens support AF?
#17
Yeah, it's a nice camera for a good price....and I'm tempted. But still have undeveloped rolls of film from years ago.......would be fun on a tripod with Black & White for the artistic types.
#18
mcs_frank
anyone know whether this lens support AF?


Yes, it does. I'm fairly sure in fact that it's the same lens I got with my Dynax 4, which is a cracking little bit of kit.
#19
just ordered as a gift for someone who likes manual camera.+2% quidco
Thanks OP.
#20
Is the Lens compatible with the Canon Powershot A710IS?
#21
robot1000
Is the Lens compatible with the Canon Powershot A710IS?


I'm guessing you're joking???

Well, that camera isn't an SLR, so no.

Even if it was, Canon have their own lens mount which is incompatible with Minolta lenses unless you use an adaptor.
#22
believe this camera is known as maxxum 50 in US?

if so here's a review: http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/1047/minolta-maxxum-50.html
#23
wotguvnotmeguv
Yes, it does. I'm fairly sure in fact that it's the same lens I got with my Dynax 4, which is a cracking little bit of kit.



Thanks!

Seriously Considering whether should return to Film......
#24
Just a couple of things to point out.

First, great value for money.

Second, the site does say that the box is a bit tattered, but mine also did not come with batteries (stated as included) nor an instruction manual.

Also, the model available now is the 28-80mm lens.

Great deal though.

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