Digital Minolta X-700

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Cheshire Cat, Mar 29, 2006.

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    Cheshire Cat Guest

    My mother owns several Minolta X-700s, which she refuses to give up.
    Is there a way to convert them to digital?

    Cheshire Cat, Mar 29, 2006
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  2. No. But you could find her a processing place and make sure they produce
    Hi Rez CD's with each roll she takes there.
    John McWilliams, Mar 29, 2006
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    SMS Guest

    Yes. See ""
    SMS, Mar 30, 2006
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    bluezfolk Guest

    I loved my Minolta X700 and I can understand her feelings.

    bluezfolk, Mar 30, 2006
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    Ace Guest


    Set your Mother up an account at a good lab that will give her real
    nice prints and high resolution CDs. Of course have the monthly bill
    sent to you.

    Bob AZ
    Ace, Mar 30, 2006
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    Matt Ion Guest

    Nope, but if she ever does decide to give it up, point her my way - I
    used to have one of those little gems and loved it (until it was stolen)
    - it was a fantastic manual SLR, and I'd buy one and start shooting film
    again in a minute if I could find one for a decent price.

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    Pat Guest

    Sure, it's pretty easy.

    Take them out onto the driveway and smash them into bits using a really
    big hammer. Then go buy her a nice, new, top-of-the line digital.

    That'll convert her, but she'll probably dis-inherit you, but hey.
    There are lots of people who don't even get birthday cards from their
    mothers. Why should you be any different?

    Pat, Mar 30, 2006
  9. I loved mine too, but sold it and the accessories off on eBay when I
    "went digital" two year sago. There are MANY for sale on eBay really
    cheap -

    Check them out ...
    TheNewsGuy(Mike), Mar 30, 2006
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    Cheshire Cat Guest

    Yep, recently she bought one that was decked out with a digital back
    and an alumimun case. She has a few digital P&S's, but she was so
    excited about the X-700, she called to tell me how much she got for so
    cheap. That's why I'd like to find her a digital converter. It seems
    like it would be "simple" to create a senor that would fit like a roll
    of film. I looked at, but it does not really
    explain much or give price or a pixal count.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, some are very interesting.

    Cheshire Cat, Mar 30, 2006
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    Tom G Guest

    Just for the heck of it, I had WalMart develop a couple of rolls from my
    Nikon FE2. For $1.88 they put together a CD, also. Now these were not
    really high resolution but I found that if I downloaded them into the
    computer as .bmp files instead of the .jpg they are on the CD, I didn't get
    the artifacts. Good enough for ordinary 4 x 6 prints and if I get something
    I really want enlarged, I have the negative to work with. Actually did a
    wedding for a coworker who had absolutely no money in this manner. I post
    processed the files in Paint Shop and then had them reprinted and the bride
    was happy with the results. I even printed a couple of 8 x 10's with my
    printer for her and they turned out pretty good, too. Of course this was
    before I bought the Nikon D50.

    Tom G.

    Tom G.
    Tom G, Mar 30, 2006
  12. it never actually worked and the company ceased to exists

    Bronek Kozicki, Mar 30, 2006
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    ian lincoln Guest

    buy her the epson v700 scanner
    ian lincoln, Mar 30, 2006

  14. Buy her a calendar.
    TheNewsGuy(Mike), Mar 31, 2006
    Darrell Larose, Apr 4, 2006
  16. The old 1997 Fartware (like vapourware, but has a bad smell) It'll never
    get to market.
    Darrell Larose, Apr 4, 2006
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