Written on: 13/07/2012 by jezztech (1 review written)
I own two Minolta X300`s with prime lenses, and still like to put slide film thru them occasionally,with good fuji velvia film and those "MD" lenses i still find the projected results FAR better than modern digital cameras, i like to create a 3D image by exploiting depth of field, the Minolta lenses were definately the best of the manual focus 35mm SLRs! (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2010
I bought my Minolta in the mid 80's with a beautiful 35-70mm F3.5MD lens with macro. Although I knew very little about SLR's at that point it became my buddy. It was strong, simple, reliable and always gave beautiful pics. I lost it in Sweden on a bus in '96. I still lament our parting. I have replaced with others, but so far I haven't had the same bond with a camera as I did with it.
Yesturday I bought a dig Nikon with a 18-70 lens. I wonder if this one will move my heart.
Written on: 27/12/2009
Minolta manual focus lenses make the system so good - in my opinion, they're not far short of Nikon lenses at a fraction of the price (I own both). The X300 is a fine entry-level camera, offering aperture priority AE (like the over-rated Olympus OM10) and also fully manual control. No-one needs shutter speeds faster than 1/1000 (ask the pros..). Only possible downside is lack of TTL flash, though my Nikon FE doesn't have that either. When the time comes to upgrade, you can keep the wonderful... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2009
Actually I have had this Minolta X-300 camera for at least scince I was 18 years and I am 43 years old and I don't use it much now as I cannot get good quality film for it especally the Ilford ASA1000 and the batteries are now very hard to come by but I find if I can get a battery I do manage to get a lot of good pictures with it, a real good camera (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008
Beautiful body (built, tough, look), and ease of use. Very good choice for amateurs and pro, especially those who engaged in outdoor activities. Well recommend Minolta X-300. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2008
I've had a Minolta X-300 since about 1987 and although I'm now almost exclusively Nikon digital, I still carry the X-300 if I'm going somewhere rough.
Why? Because I know that when I really need a versatile but simple camera that will give me excellent quality 35mm prints the X-300 simply won't let me down.
It's manual focus, so no drive motors or gears to go wrong; produces excellent quality in its Auto setting; and is built like a proverbial brick-out-house.
The small down-side: although... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2008 by opopododo (3 reviews written)
Someone mentioned the OM-10 - the Minolta X-300 is much better laid out - like the OM-2 - the advantage with an OM-2 or OM-10 would be lenses available but the controls on the OM-10 are a nightmare - you turn a knob and you accidentally turn another at the same time.
The X-300 is well engineered with everything having a good positive feel. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008 by bob1234
My dad has a Minolta X-300 I have a Panasonic Lunmix TZ3 at the moment best compact camera in the world but I would love to have a manual slr zoom like the Minolta X300
Written on: 06/10/2007 by kicuch
My best camera ever! After that I had Minolta 8000i now I use D80 - still miss performance of my good old X-300! (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2007 by RUBBER2405 (8 reviews written)
A very good camera. Quite large for an SLR compared to say, the Olympus OM10, which is in greater supply.
the Minolta lenses are great. I have bought a 70-210mm Minolta MD lens (fantastic quality for a zoom lens), a sigma 28mm wide angle, which has half stops on it and is very good quality for build and photo quality, and a rubber eye cup.
That lot cost me about £250 about 7-8 years ago. The Minolta lenses are hard to get hold of now, they have been looked after anyway. It has full manual... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2004 by kavindu (1 review written)
I agree this Minolta X-300 is a good 35mm SLR camara but it needs more shutter speeds only problem is I have to depend on the battery always.Picture quality is excellent. (read more)
Written on: 03/03/2003 by Stanley Wong.
I bought my Minolta X-300 (the older one with metal body) sometime in 1995. I sold it for SGD$250 and bought a X-700 (big mistake!). Several cameras and many years later, I bought back the same X-300 for SGD$125. The difference is that this time, I recognize the quality of the lens and camera body.
The Minolta X-300 is a metal body, manual focus camera with Aperature Priority (AUTO) mode. It does not have DOF preview and does rely on batteries (no battery-no click). It has a shutter... (read more)