Minolta Support of 700si & 800si

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Ken J, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. Ken J

    Ken J Guest

    Is the Minolta 700si & 800si still supported by the New Konica/Minolta
    merger? I did go and have a look at their website and couldn't find
    anything that referred to either of them. Though there was a comment
    about still developing the site because of the recent merger.

    The thought had occurred to me that maybe if the camera was no longer
    supported, it may be a good idea to buy those program cards that I
    never bought, on the basis of buying them later when I actually need
    them. Or are they going to be around for a long while yet in the
    second hand market?

    Any comments would be nice


    Ken J
    Ken J, Nov 3, 2003
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  2. Ken J

    Magnus W Guest

    (Ken J) wrote in
    They are "supported", as in "serviceable", but as they are since long
    discontinued (the 7 replaced the 800si which replaced the 700si) they are
    not listed as current products.
    Most probably. But go ahead; it's not like there are many very interesting
    cards anyway. I can come to think of four; travel/depth, multi-spot,
    intervalometer and custom xi. The last is the most desireable -- but all
    this is of course IMO.
    Magnus W, Nov 4, 2003
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    Adam F Guest

    Not sure about desirability, but the panning card is fun to use (uses the
    slowest shutter speed which will keep the subject in focus, and as you
    improve yr panning smoothness, reduces that speed automatically - smoothness
    shown by scale on left of VF). I found that the custom xi did nothing I
    wanted - its main drawcard (pun not intended) is the ability to leave the
    film leader out, and with practice you can do that by switching the camera
    off just before it's fully rewound anyway.

    Adam F
    Adam F, Nov 4, 2003
  4. Ken J

    Magnus W Guest

    I agree that this is the main functionality, yes. However, for me that is a
    major function, and the manual substitute is not a serious alternative. To
    each his own...
    Magnus W, Nov 4, 2003
  5. (Adam F) wrote in
    In fact, the camera should leave the filmtip out, when you're taking the
    battery out during the rewind process. After reinserting the battery, the
    rewinding will continue, and the filmtip should be left out.

    Leonhard Pang, Nov 5, 2003
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