Minolta Function Cards

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Matt, Oct 7, 2003.

  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    I own a Minolta Maxxum 7000i, and I have heard that there are function cards
    that I can insert into the camera. I am most interested in the "Bracket" card
    and the "Custom Function" card. My main question is: when I assign "Custom
    Functions", are these custom functions in effect all the time, or only when the
    card is in? It would seem odd to have effect only when the Custom card is in,
    because if I wanted to use the "Bracket" card, then I would lose my custom
    functions until I put the Custom card back in?


    Happy Shooting.
    Matt, Oct 7, 2003
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  2. Matt

    Alan Browne Guest

    Function cards only work when inserted. You can't mix functions.
    See e-bay for a lot of cards.

    Alan Browne, Oct 7, 2003
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  3. (Matt) wrote in
    Nope, the setting will be set. In fact you could use 2 different Custom
    Card to store 2 settings. You could switch between those setting by
    inserting the custom card.

    But be aware, that you get the Custom card (Cu) and not the
    Custom card (Cu-xi). Only the Custom card (Cu) will work with the
    7000i. The (Cu-xi) are designed for the xi-models and the 700si.
    Btw. the custom card you only put in the camera to program the custom
    functions. After you set the camera the way you like, you normaly take
    the card out of the camera.

    And.. good luck in finding those cards.

    Leonhard Pang, Oct 7, 2003
  4. Matt

    Alan Browne Guest

    Leonard, I'm very confused. How, for example, could the soft focus card
    be used with the highlight and shaddow card?

    BTW, the only card I have is the "Child" card in my 7xi which is only
    useful with the wretched xi lenses (of which I have none, now).
    e-bay has a lot of them (key ="Minolta card").

    Used camera stores have them here by the load.

    Keh might be a good bet.
    Alan Browne, Oct 7, 2003
  5. Matt

    CS Guest

    Check here
    CS, Oct 7, 2003
  6. "Alan Browne"@videotron.canospam (Alan Browne) wrote in
    He talked about the custom card. This sets e.g. the default exposure
    mode (P,S,M,A), exposure compensation and some other stuff.

    And those things are stored in the camera. But you need the
    card to set them. Plus, the settings are stored also in that
    Custom Card.

    And, yes you're right, you can't use a fantasy card and a
    highlight/shadow card together.
    Never had any of the blue Chip Card. I didn't saw any use of them
    at all. Only the Travel Card might be interesting, since that
    one would detect camera movement and set the shutter speed higher.

    You're missing all the great cards.

    - Multi exposure
    - Multi spot (Not too bad as an idea, but I like the solution of the 7
    - Intervalometer (You don't get that with most of the cameras, or you
    pay dearly for that function)
    - Fantasy 2 has some nice features, some unique stuff...
    - Data 2 (But also I prefere the solution of the 7)

    Those are the cards which adds really functionality, which you can't
    set yourself.
    Not too much fan of e-bay.
    Besides that, I got all the cards I need.
    Mostly useless stuff.
    Not here in Europe. =)

    Leonhard Pang, Oct 7, 2003
  7. Matt

    Alan Browne Guest

    Well, I don't use the 7xi much anymore and the 9 does pretty much
    everything I need.
    That part of the reply was for the OP.
    We're not all in Europe.

    Alan Browne, Oct 7, 2003
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    Magnus W Guest

    (Leonhard Pang) wrote in
    Actually the "Custom i" cards are very common. It's the "Custom xi" cards
    that are hard to find. I searched for them high and low, offering to pay
    good money for just borrowing a card for five minutes, but they just
    couldn't be found. After two years of searching I stumbled upon one in a
    shop in New Zealand. Five NZ$. I would gladly have paid ten times that.
    Magnus W, Oct 23, 2003
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