Din cutia cu jucării de la domnul Andrei, astăzi m-am dat cu prima mea Minolta. Dynax. 5 (SN 34313222). Cu Sigma 18-35mm 1:3,5-4,5 (SN 1019766). Ce îmi place de mor e auto-focusul care se activează cînd strîngi camera în mînă, sau cînd o pui la ochi. Ce mă oftică cel mai mult e că autofocusul și măsurarea are mai multe puncte decît Fuji S3pro 😐

O frumusețe de cameră!

I-am băgat un film care e posibil să fie pizdit, că mi-a venit la metru. La metri, mai bine zis. Defunctul Kodalith (să vedem ce iese, dacă iese).

Manualul de utilizare se găsește încă la Konica-Minolta pe site.

Camera Type: 35mm SLR with built-in flash, auto focus (AF), and autoexposure (AE)
Film Type: 35mm film
Lens Mount: Minolta A mount (metal mount)
Eye-start Automation: AF and AE automatically activated/deactivated by combination of eyepiece and grip sensors. Eye-start Automation can be disabled.

Focus system:
AF sensor system: Minolta’s TTL phase-detection system with CCD line sensors (7-point AF system with a center cross-hair sensor)
Sensitivity range: Ev-1–18 (at ISO 100)
AF illuminator: Built-in flash automatically activated to aid focusing in low light and low-contrast situation.
Range: approx. 1–5m (with 50mm lens)
Autofocus areas: Wide focus area. Any local focus area can be selected from the 7-point sensors.
Predictive Focus Control: Multi-dimensional Predictive Focus Control for moving subjects
Focus modes: Autofocus, Manual focus
Manual focus: Visually monitoring the viewfinder focusing screen or the focus signals on the viewfinder data panel

Exposure system:
Metering: Ambient: 14-segment Honeycomb-Pattern, Spot
Flash metering: Direct TTL OTF (ADI or TTL multi-segment can be selected with a custom function.)
Metering cell: 14-segment Honeycomb-Pattern SPC (silicone photocell), 4-segment flash-metering SPC
Metering range: 14-segment
Honeycomb-Pattern: Ev-1–20
Spot: Ev-4–20 (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens)
Exposure modes: Programmed AE (with PA/PS Creative Program Control), Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Manual
Subject program selection: 5 user-selectable programs tailored to specific subject or scene characteristics: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports action, Night portrait
Shutter and aperture control: In 0.5 Ev increments
Exposure compensation: ±3 Ev in 0.5 Ev increments
Exposure bracketing: 3 exposures in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 or 1 Ev increments
ISO setting: Automatic setting for DX-coded film. Manual setting Non DX coded film is set to the previous ISO setting.
ISO range:

  • Automatic setting: ISO 25 – 5000 in 1/3 Ev increments
  • Manual setting: ISO 6 – 6400 in 1/3 Ev increments
  • With flash: ISO 25 – 1000

AE lock: Exposure is automatically locked when focus is locked. Exposure within the spot metering area is locked with the spot AE-lock button.

Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Speed: 1/4000–30 s, Bulb (up to approx. 7h with fresh batteries)
Flash-sync speed: 1/125s or slower. With shutter speeds faster than 1/125s, camera automatically switches to high-speed sync (HSS) (available with Program Flash 5400HS, 5600HS(D), and 3600HS(D))

Type: Built-in
Guide number: 12 (in meters at ISO 100)
Coverage: 28mm
Flash modes:

  • In programmed AE and subject program selection modes: autoflash. Fill flash and flash cancel can be selected.
  • In aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual modes: fill flash is manually selected.
  • Red-eye reduction (using pre-flash).
  • Wireless/remote off-camera flash (including ratio flash function)

Type: Eye-level fixed pentaprism
Focusing screen: Spherical acute matte
Field of view: 90×90% of film frame (with 50mm lens focused at infinity)
Magnification: 0.75X (with 50mm lens focused at infinity)
Eye-relief: 16mm from the eyepiece, 13mm from the eyepiece frame
Diopter: -1 diopter
Eyepiece cup: Removable

Depth-of-field preview: Control placed on the front of the camera

Film transport:
Type: Automatic with built-in motor drive. Auto threading, Auto advance to first frame, Auto rewind, Manual
start of rewind
Film advance: Single frame advance, Continuous advance
Continuous advance speed: 3 fps (max.)
Rewind time: Approx. 8s (with 24-exposure film)
Film Chamber Lock: Automatically locks the back cover when the film is loaded
Self-timer: Electronic with 10-second delay. Self-timer can be canceled.

Remote control (IR remote control capable model only): IR Remote Control RC-3 (sold separately)

Audio signal: Tone indicates focus lock, IR remote-control operation, and self-timer countdown. Audio signal can be disabled.

Other functions: Remote-control terminal. 14 custom functions. Multiple-exposure mode

Power: Two 3-volt CR2 lithium batteries. Battery-condition indication: 3-stage indicator appears when the camera is turned on.

Dimensions: 127(W) x 87(H) x 60.5(D) mm
Weight: 335g (without batteries)