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Secondhand Love Affair: My Minolta X-700

I found this Minolta X-700 at a secondhand store about a year ago. Now, I couldn't imagine not having one. It's the perfect camera for me, because of the lens and the size. It's a light-absorbing machine!

I found this camera by accident in a secondhand store. It was quite surprising because I went there before and there were never any. This camera stood out to me because of the brand. I have a digital camera by Sony; this used to be Minolta, so I had to take a look. I bought it for only €10! I think a real bargain.

At the beginning the camera didn’t work, you couldn’t wind the films, but I bought it anyway because of the lens that was on it. I hoped it might work on my Sony because it used to be Minolta. The lens has such a wide diaphragm, so it takes in a lot of light, a kind of lens I was looking for. Sadly, it didn’t fit on my digital camera. But this was the reason that I tried to get this camera fixed, something I’m very happy about.

Now it’s fixed, and I love my camera! It takes beautiful pictures. The photos taken outside are a gorgeous blue, when the ones taken on the inside are a nice yellow. Because of the large diaphragm I never need a flash when I’m taken pictures inside. Even though I have one that fits, but I haven’t tried it yet, so this will be my next step. The lens that’s on the camera can’t zoom in or out, but I don’t see it as a disadvantage. As photographer you just have to move more and get closer to your subject, but I don’t see why this would be a problem.

The camera isn’t all that big and not that heavy, so I use it for all my travels. It goes easily in my bag so when the moment is right, he’s always close by.

written by lieze

1 comment

  1. I like your pictures very much! It seems that this Minolta (I have a Maxxum 600si) is your sweetheart camera, from the themes that you show. It seems though, that the camera is flitering light in the same point. Perhaps it is time to replace the seals from the camera back. Take care, and show us more pictures and of the camera too!

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