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  1. Vladimir
    20.06.2020

    White titanium is better than zinc.

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  2. Pokemon
    20.06.2020

    Thanks for the review!
    Author, please add more frames in sunny weather, if possible. Including portraits.
    The back of the camera resembled the Sony a850 / a900, which I looked closely at, I wanted to buy, but changed my mind.

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  3. Alexander
    20.06.2020

    Unfortunately, the wonderful color of the matrix of this camera is not disclosed at all. By the way, the same matrix is ​​in the legendary rangefinder Epson R-D1.

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      20.06.2020
    • Reiknarr
      20.06.2020

      Perhaps the point is in the lens, since I used a "kid" and not 18-70 with which the camera came out, or maybe just the skill was not enough. Well, it's not very clear what it means to “reveal the color”. I would be grateful for an explanation.
      Well, I myself like the color from these matrices, it is very nice, though I only see it when processing RAW, flexible as plasticine, in no way comparable to my 40D, although it is more flexible in theory (in color).

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      • Pokemon
        20.06.2020

        "Well, it's not very clear what it means to" reveal the color ". I would be grateful for an explanation. "
        Take a picture of the streets in good weather, people on the streets.
        I noticed that good lenses on this mount can be cheaper than the same type on Nikon-Canon. Several times came across Sigma 24-70 / 2.8 cheaper than the same on Nikon / Canon. I understand that it may seem a little heavy for this camera, but if you are going to shoot further on this camera, then why not buy something lighter.

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      • Reiknarr
        20.06.2020

        Thank you for the clarification.
        I plan to shoot on this camera further, but only with optics of minolta, or Sony-Zeiss, I was very interested in Minolta 35-70, 70-210, 24-50 f / 4 and 28-135 f / 4-4.5 lenses picture, and third-party lenses are of little interest. In fact, the minolta at first bribed me with very good colors (Dynax 5D), and then with ergonomics (Dynax 7D) and at the end with native optics, which has a beautiful picture and cheap. And the severity doesn’t scare me much, since I’m taking off for 7D, while having a relatively light 5D, which in some cases even surpasses 7D in terms of capabilities.

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      • Pokemon
        20.06.2020

        "There is little interest in third-party lenses."
        It’s a pity, among them there are curious specimens, no worse than relatives under this mount.

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      • Vladislav
        22.09.2021

        Good day! You write that 5d is in some cases superior to 7d in terms of possibilities. Please clarify this superiority. And yet, write that you got rid of the black frame in 7d, how?
        Is 5d equal to 7d in image quality? There will be no difference?
        Well, also, briefly about the difference between 5d and 7d, according to your experience.
        Why am I asking, 7d has a very high price, and 5d is available at an affordable price.

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      • Reiknarr
        10.02.2023

        Perhaps it is no longer relevant, but I could not answer earlier due to force majeure)
        The superiority of 5D lies in the improved firmware and the correction of a number of childhood diseases, such as image rotation. The new ISO modes are lo80 and hi200, on paper it’s true, I didn’t feel the essence of them, alas. Well, who cares, less weight. In terms of ergonomics, the 5D loses, because this is an amateur camera, the viewfinder is small, penta-mirror, but not much smaller than that of the seven, but it will be darker.

        The quality of the picture is equivalent, the matrix is ​​the same, the stabilizer is the same.

        If we forget about the firmware and new 5D features (in my opinion, not worthy of attention), then the difference all rests on the housings, ergonomics, weight, materials (the semi-magnesium body of the seven and the plastic case of the five), the viewfinder and everything in general.

        If you want a very convenient camera and there is a willingness to put up with some shortcomings, then the seven is the best choice, if you need something simpler and more understandable, then the five. But this is my experience and the choice of two cameras.

        Well, I didn’t get rid of the black frame) For the seven, it looks like if you use the camera regularly, then there is no problem, if you forget it for a month, then it appears. It used to be repaired by Aunt Sonya under warranty, but now it's gone.

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      • Andrei
        24.02.2024

        On my seven, I also had a black frame problem. The service center recognized it as a warranty defect and completely replaced the shutter under the company’s warranty.

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      • Vladislav
        22.09.2021

        This is my Reiknarr question!
        I ask you to answer, if possible in more detail.

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    • Reiknarr
      20.06.2020

      Threat. Perhaps the reason is that the matrix differs from the same matrices in other cameras, nevertheless, the manufacturer could somehow modify the matrix: change the filters on the matrix (put a different density) to use a different ADC or / and the debayer algorithm, I repeat, but also the lens could have contributed, as it also affects this. Well, in general, I only propose options for what could have been and what is real, I don’t know, maybe I just couldn’t convey the color as it should be.

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    • Boris Kolo
      06.12.2021

      About color - a rather controversial statement. I had the camera for three years, in parallel with the Sony A850. I prefer to shoot in RAV, because (at least) I almost never manage to accurately get into the exposition, and in fact often the BB also needs to be corrected. Perhaps the color of the camera is good in the jeep. Do not know. But Minolta did not bother to create a program for converting RAVs (unlike competitors!). And something averagely faceless comes out of the FS. In general - alas, not impressed (in comparison with other mastodons that we managed to shoot - such as Canon 20D, Nikon D50, Olympus E500, Kodak SLR-n, Fuji S5 Pro, Pentax K200D.
      https://flic.kr/p/2hm8Yfk
      https://flic.kr/p/2dX15xS
      https://flic.kr/p/P7UJAc

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  4. Ledogor
    20.06.2020

    My favorite camera. There are also Nikons, Canonies, a couple of Sonya ... but this one is just super. It is a pity that Konica did not release 9D, there were rumors, but it did not grow together. And then Sonya sold her photography direction Konica, they quickly, in the image and likeness of Konica Minolta 5D, released their first Alpha A-100 (even sold at the same time, at least I saw this in our stores), and 7D found its revival in the 700 ... 900 series ...

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    • Reiknarr
      20.06.2020

      Yes, it’s a pity that there are only 3 digital cameras with interchangeable lenses from Minolta and Konika Minolta. On the other hand, it seems to me that the engineers remained the same when selling the unit (this can be seen in the optics and the design of Sony SLR cameras), so in fact the cameras Sony is a camera minolt with the inscription Sony)

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  5. Basil
    20.06.2020

    It is a pity that old cameras cannot shoot in any way in modern conditions. The speed of life has changed, people began to run faster, birds fly faster and cats wash their eggs faster. The sun has become much dimmer and the lamps hardly shine at all. Photos are no longer suitable for comfortable viewing, smaller than A3, and the monitor is not a monitor if you do not have to twist your head. Without continuous shooting 10 frames per second. don't go outside at all. Mechanical twists do not want to succumb to the brain of an advanced gadget owner. Autofocus is generally a goat slow. It’s somehow very difficult to be a photographer today without the latest model - no, I’ll wait, tomorrow it will be even newer. This is not nonsense, friends. This is the meaning of almost all TOTAL about any cameras. Agree - yesterday she is a super-duper and the dream of a professional, but today the priest is sad. Maybe something is wrong in the heads?

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    • Arkady Shapoval
      20.06.2020

      Children grow, and toys change with growth.

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      • Basil
        20.06.2020

        Well yes, children.

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      • Alexey
        20.06.2020

        Boys from men are distinguished by the value of their toys. (C) Robert Frost

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    • Reiknarr
      20.06.2020

      Witty comment, but the message understood and generally agree.
      To be a photographer without a super duper camera nowadays can be simply “Total” was written based on modern realities.

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      • Basil
        20.06.2020

        The realities have not changed. The world is the same. The camera has not changed. As she was then a powerful tool, she remained. Another thing, the attitude towards her has changed. Why? Few people think. Brain marketing drives you forward and doesn't let you think. I'm not talking about you personally. I just think that in such reviews it is much more correct to write in this vein.

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      • Alexey
        20.06.2020

        Reality is an illusion caused by a lack of alcohol in the blood ...

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      • Pokemon
        20.06.2020

        This is an interesting thought on Saturday night :-)

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      • Pokemon
        20.06.2020

        It's not about marketing.
        People strive for the best - that's okay.
        Today I took a picture in the automobile museum on a film Canon EOS 50E. Kodak Vision3 500T film. Parallel to the Nikon D4. It would be torture, maybe on Canon af blind and 3 (three) points of everything. And 3 thoughts came to my mind at the same time - about the Canon 50 / 1.2L, Canon 1N HS / RS and Fuji GW690 Pro.

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      • Not + bot
        20.06.2020

        Demand creates supply ... and marketing is guided by the needs of the majority: Are you tired of heavy DSLRs? Here are 100500 fewer mirrorless cameras ... That there are few buttons on mirrorless cameras and they are all nearby? Here's a mirrorless camera the size of a DSLR)) Any whim for your money)

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      • Reiknarr
        20.06.2020

        Let me disagree with you, and here's why:
        As you rightly pointed out, cameras are a powerful tool and how it is typical for a tool to develop: over time, they got better, of course, the old cameras have not disappeared and they can be used, no one forbids this, sometimes even the old camera is preferable to the new one, but in fact the camera still got better. Previously, it was impossible to imagine that a camera with an APS-C matrix can produce a silent image at ISO 3200, but now it can (evening shots, indoors, when you can’t use the flash, when you need a short shutter speed, etc.), the working distance has become less , now you can use the rangefinder optics and be sighted by the EVI rather than the rangefinder (although I like the rangefinder, there is something nice about it), the EVI now allows you not only to see the composition, but it has become much easier to set the exposure tracking, too etc. by the list. Specifically, the D7D has not changed, it is a good professional camera and I do not belittle its capabilities, but compared to current cameras it is objectively outdated, although it has some subjective advantages, for me personally it is colors, ergonomics, weight, noise of an AF screwdriver, a halo of legend .
        Another thing is when this same marketing is throwing dust in the eye with some unfinished or unnecessary features, shooting video in 720p 24 frames and 10 minutes or a broken ISO 16000 with terrible noise, or shutter speed 1/12000 (that's where I use it, I’m not crazy I’ll put it, I’ve never even used 1/8000 in my fortieth)
        Okay, we are here about tools and about tools, but do not forget about the main thing that the camera does not shoot, but the person, the camera is just a tool and its whole task is reduced to facilitating the process of photographing. Speaking for myself, I can say that I like working with different instruments, D7D, D5D, 40D and other cameras, but this is only because I have an interest of this kind: “what will happen if I take another camera, newer, older and different lens , or I will now shoot from a different angle or I will take it and experiment with colors ”
        Well, in general, the cameras are now different, the attitude of everyone was different, and it remains, I perceive it as a tool, someone as an image object, someone as a collector, a work of art, etc.

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      • Roman
        20.06.2020

        Exposure 1/8000 - elementary: Tunisia, Egypt, other Mediterranean - noon, cloudless sky, even at aperture 2.8 it was 1/8000. And if it's 1.2, some kind that you want on the open?

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      • Alexey
        20.06.2020

        Yes, on 1.4 it happens that 1 \ 8000 is not enough.

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      • US6IBD
        21.06.2020

        The first time I hear about shooting landscapes at an open aperture, but if you really want to - use neutral gray light filters of various densities. There are also gradients to darken only the sky.
        And what prevents shooting in RAW and then when processing, underestimate the exposure?
        There are many options for overcoming the situation, if there is no 1/8000.
        You will not remain hungry if you have not been given a fork for salad?

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      • Arkady Shapoval
        21.06.2020

        I have been doing an article about 1 / 4000-1 / 8000 for a very long time; I generally, for example, am not worried about this issue. This is a real trifle, in fact, the details are here https://radojuva.com/2015/01/4000-vs-8000/

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      • Michael
        21.06.2020

        About the landscape of speech, it seems, did not go, although it is possible, if desired, and it is open)

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      • Reiknarr
        20.06.2020

        Well, in that case it’s reasonable, personally I don’t use such high-aperture optics on bright days

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      • Basil
        21.06.2020

        Understand my point. An experienced person will ALWAYS shoot anything. He understands that in essence the apparatus is required and that everything necessary is in his apparatus and in any other apparatus. In the end, with a minimal set of possibilities, ancestors before us filmed, we filmed ourselves in our youth, and people are filming now. With the convenience it is certainly more convenient, but that is the challenge - to learn how to shoot in any conditions, with any device. But! These reviews are read also by inexperienced / decided to start. There are more of them. It is written for them. And now, after reading ALL of these conclusions, an immature brain paints terrible pictures. Now he will never buy last year's "no longer suitable device" - only a novelty, for a lot of money with the last bit of strength, on loan, in order to stretch the time of using the device, so that tomorrow he will not have to change it, but only the day after tomorrow. Like an iPhone. But if wise people wrote that the old models of cameras are still good, they allow them to work fully, their capabilities are more than enough despite their age, there would be less unnecessary "pixel races".
        I will repeat the obvious thought. All shooting conditions in the world have not changed. The same light. Why yesterday call this camera wow! but not today? I’m not talking about some types of shooting when all this is not enough. There are extremes. Such a shooting is not much and only a few are engaged in it. We talk more often about those things that easily succumbed to much older and uncomfortable cameras in the hands of the Jedi :)))

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      • Reiknarr
        21.06.2020

        Well, in this vein, I agree with you and I won’t argue, and though beginners may be scared after such reviews, but you must agree, it’s better for a beginner to give a camera with simple controls and ascetic capabilities, for example the Canon 350D or D5D, where there are not so many opportunities and not very complex control, but these cameras teach a person to take off and are punished for misses, in general it’s possible to start from the film, it’s more interesting, but in the end it’s a little expensive and perseverance from a beginner is needed, otherwise after a misses he can give up this business. But I would not give a beginner a 40D or D7D, they are good, but this is the next level.

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      • Rodion
        21.06.2020

        Or maybe it’s better for a beginner to give a camera with features that simplify life as much as possible, rather than archaic? For example, to have a LiveView and a human screen at least. This requirement already cuts off a large number of old cameras that are so extolled by experienced amateurs.

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      • Pokemon
        21.06.2020

        Honestly, I agree with Rodion.
        It is better for beginners to start with modern cameras - with cameras released in the last 5-7 years.
        It is like learning to drive and getting your first driving experience.
        According to the words of "kind people", it is imperative to start with rear-wheel drive Zhiguli - "classic", so that it would not be a pity to break, and preferably with bald tires.
        It is good that such advisers are in the past, and even if they are, they are no longer listening.

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      • Roman
        21.06.2020

        So it is with a man at the helm of the country. Why change if coping with its capabilities. Why comfort, that's all. Grandfathers lived under Stalin and we will live. Let him stay, learn from the present, learn life.

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      • Vadiuhin
        27.01.2021

        I wanted to answer Rodion to the phrase: "Maybe it is better for a beginner to be given a camera with possibilities that make life as simple as possible, and not archaic?"
        but there is no "answer" function))
        Remembering how happy I was with every new bun, which was not there before, for example, on the film "Kiev-19", then on the 400D, then ... and so on ... This is how a beginner can enjoy the automatic iso, if everything is already was in his first cell, and on the machine, and plus the button "make a masterpiece")) Although, perhaps, most of the newcomers have a different opinion on this))

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      • Gregory
        21.06.2020

        I completely agree. The era of consumption is the scourge of our time. There is only one goal for manufacturers - to increase sales. Nothing personal just business

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      • Roman
        21.06.2020

        As if someone is forcing you. Used machinery in bulk, some glass models have been available for twenty years, be content with them. What do you care about who the scourge is there? Tips for manufacturers, that’s all. We bought a Zenith in the 70th, shoot it.

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      • Nicholas
        22.06.2020

        Yes and no, if we talk about cameras. On the one hand, here’s the Nikon line 5xxx: after 5200, practically nothing has changed in terms of photo quality, only wi-fi was added over time and instead of 60i -60p. But from the pictures that 5200 that 5500. I think there are those who say that 5100 is somewhere in the same place. So what's the point? Moreover, the problem of consumerism on photographic equipment is not with manufacturers, but in consumers' heads. If it weren’t important for the video, then generally we buy d90 from 18-105 at the price of 18-105 (count the carcass for free) and take a picture of everything.

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      • Victor
        22.06.2020

        Gregory, I agree with your remark! Well, how can you not recall the cartoon character: You will be ruined by an abundance of opportunities!

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      • Yaroslav
        06.09.2023

        1 / 8000 ...
        Damn, I have to use ISO 50 and even cover the aperture in the ordinary Baltic states, and in Egypt, Thailand, etc., I also need to cling the nd filter (of course, you can clamp the aperture to f16 and take “flat” photos, but then why do you need a full-frame camera, if you use it as a soap dish? For show-off or something? Only if in the studio you shoot some small items for sale in online stores, for example, car models. Then you need to clamp the aperture properly to show it all, and not the front bumper and the transition of everything the rest in .... In a blur)
        Yes, and this is with a lens of just that f1.4.
        So 1/8000 is the right thing. It's also good that I can set ISO 50. But for many ISO 100 is the minimum. So it’s generally a problem for them with light lenses and they need to walk around the city with whales during the day, since they only need light lenses for show-offs or wind up ND filters.
        In short, 1/8000 is the right thing, and electronic 1/32000 is also a good thing. Although not often necessary, but .... For example, when I photographed a solar eclipse in Thailand, I had a completely closed aperture and two ND filters (I’m lying, one ND 8 or ND 16 ... Now I don’t remember exactly, and the second one was cpl out of hopelessness. Yes, of course he’s there and what for not needed in theory, but at least it darkens a little after all .... Well, now, just in case, my park of ND filters has become wider and 32 and 64 have appeared. I didn’t like it. Two polarists, roughly speaking. Maybe someone likes them, maybe they’re not bad for video, but I don’t like them for photos) and then I had a Sony a55, and there 1/4000 and as a result garbage and not the photo came out (yes, I shot at 300mm then, which means for crop it is 450mm).
        That's where 1/32000 would be very useful to me, and at least 1/8000. But what was at hand at that moment was what he used.
        So take my word for it…. 1/8000 is good. Yes, this is not the kind of shutter speed that you use all the time, but even if you have a Ferrari, you won’t drive it at 300+ km / h all the time. In most cases, you will drive the same way as the main stream of cars. But you will know that when you need it, you press the gas pedal and fly, and your neighbor in the Opel Corsa can press as much as he wants, but he will not start flying.
        That's all about those 1/8000
        Well, besides, there are situations when that 1/8000 and faster shutter speed is really needed. For example sports. Motorsport, motorsport and so on. After all, not everyone puts a camera on a tripod and photographs landscapes .... So you need ... And 20 frames per second is also necessary. Not for everyone, not always, but it’s necessary (even 10 is enough for me, and to be honest, I rarely use it, but sometimes I use it ... For example, a couple of years ago I photographed a marathon and needed a small shutter speed and a lot of frames per second .... Then for 4- 5 hours ~ 3000 shots. Yes, 90% of them did not go further than the camera, the rest went to newspapers and websites. But this is normal for such photographs. Because now, for example, this person is a leader, and after a couple of kilometers he has already left. Well and why does anyone need pictures of it is not clear who :))) so this is a normal statistic)

        If you don't want it, don't waste your money on it. Don't buy a Ferrari, buy an Opel. Only then do not demand Ferrari indicators from Opel and do not be surprised that a Ferrari neighbor can accelerate to a hundred in 3 seconds, and your Opel in 16 seconds ...
        You are not forced to buy a camera with a shutter speed of 1/8000. You are not forced to buy a camera at all. Maybe the second Aivazovsky is dying in you, and you bought a camera instead of canvas and paints ... so maybe you don’t need an Opel, but a bicycle ...

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      • B. R. P.
        06.09.2023

        from empty to empty

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    • Ledogor
      21.06.2020

      How can I say ... on the one hand - progress. On the other hand, there is a madhouse and a wheel for an unfortunate hamster who is forced to run around like a run-down in a circle. So that it was like everyone else, or even better. A car on credit, an apartment on a mortgage, a fur coat for a wife, an iPhone for a child ... But you can always ... put a tripod with a camera, sit on the grass, and looking at the sky and grass blades, wait until the breeze brings that cloud vooon there. And the world ... and the world will wait.
      “I'll get off at the far station
      Waist-length grass
      And good with the past alone
      Wandering in the fields, nothing, no worries
      Through cornflower blue silence ”(c)

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    • Ruslan
      16.01.2021

      Nice words!
      On this occasion, back in 2008, LJ had a wonderful post about Koproeconomics: https://2k.livejournal.com/520078.html
      And after 13 years, what was written in it became even more relevant: /

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  6. Gennady
    21.06.2020

    Hello! The Konica Minolta Dynax 5D camera suddenly stopped turning on. Maybe someone is familiar with this phenomenon?

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    • Reiknarr
      21.06.2020

      Is the battery dead or dead? Try to recharge the battery, if it doesn’t work, then you can order it in China, since they are still made with minolts (the battery model is NP-400), if it still doesn’t work, then I can only sympathize and advise you to take it to some service, who deals with these cameras (these remained, in any case, there is where I live)

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    • Khagani
      21.08.2020

      I have a 7d minolta conic. When turned on, it writes error ((((((. Please tell me where you can make repairs ????) This camera is very expensive for me !!!! I understand that it is outdated in function. But I really want to repair it.

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      • Reiknarr
        20.03.2021

        If the question is still relevant, then in Moscow the certified Sony service center "Copy-Moscow" produces, as they put it, limited repairs of 7D and 5D minutes, it is possible that other certified services are engaged in the repair of these cameras, I do not know about other services and masters. I did not repair the camera in the service, thank God for my order, I just wanted to give the main camera for cleaning, but did not know the prices, I also asked about the minolts.

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  7. Reiknarr
    21.06.2020

    Rodion, of course, I just named the cameras with which I myself started and the fact that they were limited in their capabilities made me look for new ways to shoot and learn, study a lot, I can’t say that a camera with a good screen and Live View cannot do the same , it’s just that it’s less demanding on the skill, personally I think that a beginner should first be given a simple and old camera to learn how to shoot, and then he will decide what he needs and what not, but that's my opinion and what I’ve come to starting with such old cameras

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  8. Jankowsky
    22.06.2020

    I have a unique exhibit in my collection - a completely new Minolta Dimage 7. Can someone tell me what the problem is with it? Does NOT work at all from pen batteries and batteries, the icon of a full battery discharge is on and does not turn on, there is no reaction - no difference on new batteries or charged batteries - it works normally, turns on, removes only from the native 6V adapter from the network

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    • Michael
      22.06.2020

      To be honest, I have no idea. But usually this is a discharge controller problem. Insufficient voltage on the battery pack or its drawdown from oxidized contacts.

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  9. Arkady Shapoval
    16.09.2020

    UPDATE: Daniil Makienko added examples in sunny weather and added and corrected the description of the camera itself a little.

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    • Dmitriy
      08.02.2021

      Hello, can there be color profiles for 5d-7D?

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  10. Thunder50
    10.10.2020

    Hello! I recently purchased this camera, it is checked, it works with 16 and 32 giga flash drives.

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    • Reiknarr
      13.10.2020

      Didn't expect that it can work with 32GB, thanks

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  11. Dmitriy
    27.01.2021

    Hello, please tell me a developer for mrw, close to the color from the camera? Thank you.

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    • Reiknarr
      07.02.2021

      Hello, no, Lightroom developer, from there I just converted to jpeg, you won't find a native developer in the daytime with fire, and the one that I had I did not use with D5D and I do not use due to the fact that it does not work well on win10. But through it, the color comes out a little more juicy.

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    • Boris Kolo
      06.12.2021

      This is the problem. There is no way to get the "native" color. Sold to Hong Kong in the end

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  12. Paul
    16.03.2021

    In the comments, the author of the review wrote "
    Yes, it's a pity that digital cameras with interchangeable lenses from Minolta and Konica Minolta are only 3. ”… I only know 5d / 7d. Please tell me what is the third?

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    • Reiknarr
      16.03.2021

      Yes, there are three of them, there was also a Minolta RD-175

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      • Paul
        17.03.2021

        Thank you!

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  13. Andrey with K.
    16.03.2021

    But the color, what a color! real, natural straight. Stunned. In terms of naturalness, it is better than Fuj C 5 pro, I have. I want to buy it in 2021. All the same, the first ssd matrices on DSLRs by the naturalness of color have not yet been bypassed and not because give me a retro or something like that.

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    • Boris Kolo
      06.12.2021

      Do you shoot in a jeep? You are a real Jedi!

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  14. Paul
    17.03.2021

    They also have compacts on a 2/3 matrix, where the color rendition is also cool. a2, a200, and Dimage 7hi is just the best color for me. They are braking, but if someone is in no hurry, it makes sense to try, they are now worth a penny.

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  15. Vladislav
    26.05.2021

    Good review!
    One can feel not only a specialist in photographic equipment - past and present, but also a dedicated photography enthusiast, with all the worries about the future of photography and the attitude of today's users to photography.
    To be honest, I was not carried away by the review itself, but by the comments and thoughts of all participants. It really captivated me, and read all the comments to the end.
    It is very pleasant to read sincere and intelligent statements both on photographic equipment - past and present, and on the attitude of photographers to the process of the rapid development of photographic equipment, and statements about the place of the photographer himself in this progress of cameras.
    We are all amazed at such progress, someone is trying to defend their point of view about the charm of rare photographic equipment, someone says that progress helps the photographer - both are right. Everyone finds their niche, their interest in this variety of cameras and lenses.
    And still, everyone emphasizes that the main character is the PHOTOGRAPHER himself.
    The only thing that depresses me is that it is not our countries that develop and manufacture this miracle technique, we are only users.
    Some will argue that the whole world uses Japanese photographic equipment, and they will correctly object. But also smartphones, and computers, and TVs, and cars and ... and ... and ... we cannot please anyone.
    It's a pity that something was missed….

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  16. Rafis
    12.10.2021

    Thanks for your review. It is strange that the film manufacturer decided to put a matrix from Sony on its flagship, and not from its own development, or at least from Kodak.

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  17. Arkady Shapoval
    05.12.2021

    Another Konica Minolta Dynax 7D review from reader Radozhiva - https://radojuva.com/2021/12/konica-minolta-dynax-7d-2/

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  18. Artem
    14.01.2023

    Friends, I took a KM 7D in a lot with a bunch of working cameras and lenses. I would like lenses for Nikon, but there were a lot of them just for this Minolta. In short, I bought her a battery in the hope that everything would work out with her, especially since I love such unusual carcasses. But…
    In general, the problem is with the matrix stabilizer (when turned on, it buzzes for 5 seconds and does not allow the shutter to be released, otherwise it works). I have already gradually filled my hand in home repairs of DSLRs, I wanted to fix it, but there is no information on the network how to do it. Before that, I repaired Nikons, basically, there is no such stray as matrix stabilization (judging by the number of complaints from the owners of Sony and KM, I’m just happy that Nikons did without such a fragile element in DSLRs).
    Attention! question: how to fix the stabilizer? or at least turn it off (maybe there is a video or some kind of diagram). I really want to shoot with this interesting camera, especially since a cart has also arrived for it with lenses.
    Thanks for any info!

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    • Human
      11.02.2023

      Try calling the contacts at the Konica Minolta service center. A couple of years ago, people still worked there who repaired these cameras in the past, mb will tell you something

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    • Erwin
      20.05.2023

      Haven't read the complete thread, but I have two KM 7D's myself. I use them once in a while as I have FF Nikons now.
      One remained for a few years unused because of the black frame issue.
      When I found (cannot remember where) a solution in another forum. A person explained that you should tap the body of the 7D on the ball of your (free) hand, if needed several times, until you hear a 'click'.
      This worked and that camera came to life again. A second 7D that didn't work and that I bought with some other stuff reacted in the same way. Both cameras work fine. However if left unused for some time you may have to go through it all again. Once back to life they do perform. Don't know if this could solve your problem, maybe someone else may find this to be helpful. Best regards.

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    • Reiknarr
      08.09.2023

      Good evening, in addition to the above tips, I can only advise you to disassemble it yourself, the matrix stabilizer is implemented on stepper motors, that is, stabilization occurs only in the plane and breaking something with careful disassembly will not be very easy, no easier than with a magnetic suspension, that’s for sure. I hope something will help you and your animal will begin to serve you faithfully, just like me)

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