Minolta X-700 Outfit

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by richard48, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. richard48

    richard48 Guest

    Have the following that I would like to sell:
    Minolta X-700, w/Minolta 50/1.7MD lens
    Minolta 132PX flash
    Vivitar 75-205mm zoom Minolta mount
    Bag, lens filters, tripod, misc. access.

    Although this equipment is old, it is like new; I don't think its seen
    more than 4 rolls of film.

    I have been told by a couple people that digital photography has taken
    over so much that "film" equipment like this is about worthless.

    A guy at a camera store offered me $100 for the whole thing. Just can't
    get myself to sell it for that. Opinions on what to do with this stuff,
    please.
     
    richard48, Sep 28, 2005
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  2. Nice stuff. Great camera, decent flash, nice lens (but I hate 50mms).
    That's a shame, you should have used it more :)
    I've been told by people 10 years ago that film would no longer exist in 5
    years. It's now 5 years after that predicted date and I'm using more film
    than ever.
    Yup, that's my experience too. Got much the same offer for my X300 with
    motordrive 1, 37-70 Minolta, 50mm f/2, 70-210 Tokina, and big flashgun (no
    Minolta).
    Even throwing in a dozen or so filters, a bag, and some other goodies didn't
    get it up.

    I've decided to keep the camera. It was my first and I sometimes take it out
    and shoot some film through it for old times' sake.
    Normally I now use a Nikon F100.
     
    Jeroen Wenting, Sep 28, 2005
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    PcB Guest

    <<A guy at a camera store offered me $100 for the whole thing. Just can't
    get myself to sell it for that. Opinions on what to do with this stuff,
    please.
    I traded my X500 for thirty five pounds (w/ std lens) when I bought my dSLR.
    I think I have seen them around that price on eBay so wasn't too shocked nor
    disappointed. I also tried to p/ex a Tamron 35-70 and Tokina 70-210 (both in
    MD fit) but the dealer wouldn't take them. What did surprise me was the fact
    that they also wouldn't take my 18-month old c5000Z. I guess cameras have
    now joined the ranks of the "disposables"; along with other "disposable"
    stuff like DVD players, VCRs, printers, monitors (no way can I get my broken
    monitor repaired, just doesn't happen), etc.

    Anyway, back on topic, I guess if you can'r get anything worthwhile for it
    you'll just have to keep it. I knew I would never use mine again so didn't
    mind. Want a couple of extra lenses, btw?

    Maybe a charity shop would take it? Actually, hadn't thought of that
    before - guess I'll drop my lenses off next time I'm passing one.

    Paul

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    PcB, Sep 28, 2005
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  4. richard48

    richard48 Guest

    Its too bad since film cameras have been around about a century before
    digital came around. Now a days people want digital and nothing else.
     
    richard48, Sep 28, 2005
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    Colyn Guest

    What a shame... The 50mm lens is probably the best full length
    portrait lens made....and along with the 35mm is excellentfor
    candids...
    I wouldn't be without my 50...
     
    Colyn, Sep 29, 2005
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    Patrickg Guest

    I'd keep it...Sure digital is great....I use 5 of them...But I also still
    use my Pentax K-1000.....
     
    Patrickg, Oct 2, 2005
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  7. richard48

    richard48 Guest

    I know I will never be using this camera equipment again, and I'm not
    going to take a lousy $100 for it. I think I'll go over to the local
    community college, where they offer photography courses, and see if
    there is a disadvantaged student who would appreciate it, and make good
    use of it. That would satisfy me more than taking $100 for it.
     
    richard48, Oct 3, 2005
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  8. Now that's an idea :)
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Oct 3, 2005
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