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Offline spinner

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K/M Dynax/Maxxum 5D
« on: December 27, 2007, 11:48:30 PM »
I decided to kickstart this thread.

Having owned a number of Minolta film cameras over the years I naturally put together a collection of Minolta lenses. Logic told me the next step was either the Dynax 5 or 7D but by the time I had saved up the money KM got out of the camera business and none were to be had here in Canada. Thats how I became a Nikon owner.
Now I really like my D50 and have collected several lenses for it over the last couple of years, but I couldn`t
get rid of my craving for a KM digital SLR. Sure the Sony Alpha was out there, but as I have posted elsewhere
on the Internet, I`ve had bad luck, experience with Sony and it`s service. A friend got me interested in Ebay with his tale of finding an inexpensive Leica for his wife so I surfed away. Eventually I found a used Dynax 5D.

Now I have both and use both regularly. What I really love about my KM is the plethora of inexpensive used Minolta lenses available. So now that I`ve outed myself as a KM lover who else on the site is a closet KM er.


And more, much more than this, I did it my way
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Re: K/M Dynax/Maxxum 5D
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 11:46:18 AM »
Heck, I'm not in any closet - loud proud KM5Der and have been for 2 1/2 years now!  :tup:

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Re: K/M Dynax/Maxxum 5D
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 08:20:28 PM »
Alas, poor K/M 5D, she is a goner. :'( I confess, I killed her in a fit of rage,  >:(well more like annoyance at not getting the dust specks out in the usual fashion. I will never ever take a swab of chemicals to a camera sensor ever again. :-[ Anyone want a nearly full bottle of Methanol? ::)
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Re: K/M Dynax/Maxxum 5D
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 10:40:07 PM »
Slap a Canon sticker on it and charge $20 for 5ml  :o

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Re: K/M Dynax/Maxxum 5D
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2009, 01:18:55 AM »
I'd feel bad, taking advantage of the simple minded.  ;D
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Re: K/M Dynax/Maxxum 5D
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 11:35:18 PM »
Mind you. looking at the "new" 300s, wonder whether Nikon believe their consumers have 1) bottomless wallets 2) two bats in their skulls to play tennis with their solitary brain cell!  :D

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Re: K/M Dynax/Maxxum 5D
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009, 05:30:04 AM »
My Dynax 500si (donated by my father in law) is always in my camera bag ready loaded with black and white film..........although I have to send it to Melbourne to get processed nowadays.

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Re: K/M Dynax/Maxxum 5D
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 07:43:30 AM »
I have a Minolta x700 from a friend for sale with 7 or 8 lenses converters macro tubes filters etc. If anyone is interested PM me (cheap to a good home).

 

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