Saturday, 30 October 2010

Week 44 - Minolta Dynax 5

Minolta Dynax 5, originally uploaded by pho-Tony.
I found this camera in a charity shop a couple of weeks ago for £5, the batteries cost the same again!
This is a class of camera that I have never owned or used before, coming right at the end of the era of popular highly flexible film cameras, soon to be replaced by digital.
As well as being "auto-everything" is is extensively customisable and can be used fully manually.
I've loaded it with an ISO400 colour negative film, and, weather permitting, will take it to "Fright Night" tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. I recently purchased a Pentax ZX-30 similar in many respects to what you have here. I have almost exclusively used nothing but fully manual 35mm SLR's since the late 1970's but noticed lately that I am having more trouble focusing (I guess my eyesight isn't quite what it used to be) so when I ran across the used ZX-30 with a 28-70 AF zoom for $39 I thought I would try it. It is an amazing camera. The Af works great. The lens is sharp and the automatic exposure function is truly incredible delivering perfectly exposed photos every time. As if that weren't enough, it has a built in flash, and a half dozen shooting modes as well as Av, Tv & Manual. Even more surprising, when set on manual it is actually quite easy to use. This has quickly become my favorite film camera.