Written on: 29/05/2010 by charlieT (5 reviews written)
I bought the 700si whilst living and working in Canada, I shot a lot of weddings at weekends and found the 700si to be a great tool. The addition of the 5400HS flash gives a wide creative creative spectrum and flash synch at all shutter speeds.A wide range of creative expansions cards may added to the camera, this is another bonus. I am an avid camera collector and use full frame digital, along with every other film format, however the 700si is used often for B&W shots, with the right lens... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2009
I have owned many Minolta Maxxums I collect them as a hobby. But the Minolta Dynax 700si is an awesome camera. I bought all the toys that go with that camera model the VC-7 Verticel control grip the 5400HS flash and all genuine minolta maxxum lenses for that model. I love the lay out in the view finder. It is a large view finder all the info is on the bottom rather than on the side like my other models. That's one of the best things is the very large view finder. Another awesome thing is the... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2009
I have owned the current 700si body since the mid 90's. I used 2 of these for for wedding photography, coupled to a few vivitar hmv285 flashes and the Minolta dedicated flash. Brilliant 35mmm slr, quick and reliable with a great feel. The amount of customisation possible is awesome. I have since used the Sony Alpha 100 and A700, and find the Sony offerings nothing like as innovative as Minolta used to be.
These bodies are now frequently on Ebay and sell cheaply. (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2008 by humberto2000 (1 review written)
I am a avid photographer Nikon FM2N manual camera . Autofocus Minolta Dynax 700si.
And digital Sony Alpha D100. These cameras are the best value around.
Dynax700si is so understated try it with fuji velvia
FM2N is "the" camera if your a manual junky and it will out live you.
Sony Alpha D100 is value !! 10.2 mega pixels marvel . (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2008 by vizavis (1 review written)
The Minolta Dynax 700si was my first "real" camera. I purchased it new when i went back to school. i always thought I would be a painter but after photography well, nothing else would do. I used this camera almost every day for 6 years. I don't cry over "things" but the day this camera broke, I sat down and wept. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2003 by andyuk51 (3 reviews written)
I have used Minolta cameras for quite a few years now and this Minolta Dynax 700si is by far the best yet. Before I go on I must recommend you buy the Hove publication manual for this camera. It tells you how to use the cameras features easily and then you will realise what an absolute amazing machine you own.
I have found the metering system to be accurate, focusing is spot on and the features are endless. One feature in particular that is so simple yet so useful, its called "Eye Start". On... (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2002 by martin. (1 review written)
this is the first auto focusing slr i have ever bought
i dont know a lot about them but the specs looked good. as to the film - why not try using fuji sensia 400 its a good film and it speeds youre camera up four fold. what's your reason for not doing this? i tried this 400 asa slide film and found it good in my camera. im using a minolta x300 1.7 50mm lens. i would like to know how good the 35 to 80 mm lens is - can anyone tell me ? is it supposed to come whith a date back ?
can anyone tell... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2001 by Peter Hunt. (1 review written)
I have owned this camera for three years and am still amazed by its reliability and good feel. The 14 segment metering is accurate to the point that my hand held meter agrees with the suggested camera settings. This can only be a sign of a well developed system camera. The back up of lenses and other accessories is superb wether opting for the budget range of lenses or the more expensive professional models. I would highly recommend this camera to anyone who wants full automation with manual... (read more)