Differnces between Minolta 5D and 7D?

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by shipping, Dec 23, 2005.

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    shipping Guest

    What are the differences between the two camera's?
    shipping, Dec 23, 2005
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    JimmyG Guest

    JimmyG, Dec 23, 2005
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    Gormless Guest

    Neither has an apostrophe when pluralised.
    Whoops, that isn't a difference, sorry.
    Gormless, Dec 23, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Skip M, Dec 24, 2005
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    Gormless Guest

    Wrongly so then, unless it's a possessive or a contraction: "Mary's got
    Jim's cameras" is correct.
    Why do they need an apostrophe to help them with an S?
    Should we also help them out by warning them that an ing is com'ing?
    Heaven's abov'e, what i's modern American Engli'sh com'ing to?
    Gormless, Dec 24, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    Punctuation, yes, grammar, no.
    Dave Barry is a humorist of some repute, so, I'm guessing, that was a light
    hearted reference to the current American habit of putting apostrophes in
    whenever an "s" ends a word...
    Skip M, Dec 24, 2005
  7. Dimitris-

    I'm a long time Minolta user with a nice collection of lenses and
    flashes. I'm still thinking about getting a 7D to be able to use my
    lenses, but will probably wait for a newer model.

    One of the reasons I went with the Pentax *ist DS is that it not only
    takes AA cells in an emergency, but it can use a pair of CR-V3 Lithium
    cells. Each fits in the space of two AA cells in cameras designed to use

    The CR-V3 is not rechargeable. It is definitely more expensive than the
    NiMH alternative, but lasts a long time. By carrying one spare set, there
    is no way I could take enough pictures to run them all down before being
    able to buy more. To me, the reliability and freedom from hassle makes it
    well worth the cost.

    Fred McKenzie, Dec 25, 2005
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    Charles Self Guest

    And check the price. Two CVR3s cost about $15-$16. IIRC, the rechargeables
    run about twice that or a bit more. And four AAs in lithium,
    non-rechargeable, run a touch under 10 bucks. The AAs will last as long as
    the CVR3s, but, IME, give about 70% of the shots. I always keep an extra set
    of one or the other with me. Right now, I'm in the middle of using a set of
    oxyrides, from Panasonic. They are surprising me. I expected 300-400 or so
    shots on my Pentax *istD, and am now just past 600 with no sign of slowing
    down. I have no idea what they cost, but they do offer another option.
    Charles Self, Dec 27, 2005
  9. Bill-

    I've seen reference to them here in the past, but never looked into it. I
    assume they require a matching charger.

    If the rechargeable version really is lithium, then it might be a good
    idea. However, if someone merely stuck NiMH cells in a CR-V3 package, it
    would be a cruel joke!

    You just can't trust NiMH (or NiCd) cells to hold their charge for a long
    time. They make sense for someone who uses them immediately, but not for
    us casual users that find freshly-charged-but-run-down batteries after a
    couple of months.

    I know there are newer, better batteries available, but they don't stay
    young forever.

    Fred McKenzie, Dec 27, 2005
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    ASAAR Guest

    Within the last couple of weeks I've seen oxyrides in a number of
    stores, all priced at about $5 or $6 for 4-packs. Not a great price
    if you take enough shots to go through them quickly, but reasonable
    if you won't need more than a pack or two per year. My guess is
    that oxyrides are at their best in cameras that have moderately high
    power consumption, but provide a less marked advantage over standard
    alkaline AAs in cameras that have very low power demands.
    ASAAR, Dec 27, 2005
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