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    Originally posted by AdamGoi


    I think in the $6++ region
    have u try b4 both of these two lens, thiniing of getting one 50MM lens...
    but dun know which one more suitable for me.

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    F1.4 better

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    Originally posted by cliveming
    have u try b4 both of these two lens, thiniing of getting one 50MM lens...
    but dun know which one more suitable for me.
    Nope, I only own the f/1.8 one...for me, if I'm going for a larger aperture lens, it'll take the f/1.4 USM lens. To me, the key difference is the implementation of USM, f/1.8 and some other minor features...like FTM?

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    someone selling the 50mm f1.8 for SGD100

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthrea...=&threadid=208

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    Snowcrash:

    If you are still interested, I have decided to get rid of my Minolta system to make space in my electronic dry box for my Canon system

    Includes:

    Minolta Dynax 5xi body
    Minolta Program 3500xi flash (infrared wireless built-in)

    Minolta AF 28-105mm ZOOMxi lens f3.5-4.5 + original hood
    Hoya 62 mm diffuser filter (soft focus)
    Hoya 62mm 80B blue filter
    PL Macro filters (set of 3: +1, +2 and +4 [can be stacked])

    Sigma DL 75-300mm f4-5.6 + hood
    Hoya 55mm "StarCross" filter (gives "star effects")
    Hoya 55mm diffuser filter (soft focus)

    And, of course the dusty old camera bag.

    All items stored in electronic dry cabinet all along.
    Working fine.

    Asking $400 for everything. (Original cost prob > $1K).
    Please note that this is a pretty old system (about 1993).
    Last edited by StreetShooter; 5th February 2002 at 06:32 PM.

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    just to let snowcash know Dynax 5xi is not Dynax 5. They are different.

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    Really, Dyax 5 is a very powerful camera compare to EOS300. A lot of people thought Canon is the fastest in forcusing, actually it is not true. Lot of people notice that dynax can actually forcus must faster than canon in "low-light" situation.

    Responsive Autofocus Topping its Class with the World's Fastest AF Speed
    The responsive autofocus with the world's fastest AF speed in its class ensures important moments will not be lost. The exceptional autofocus performance is achieved by a high-speed microcomputer, a refined algorithm, and improved CCD control. The autofocus drive motor quickly accelerates and decelerates the lens movement. Even random motion can be tracked effortlessly right up to the moment the shutter releases with the Predictive Focus Control; its performance has been tripled from the Dynax 505si Super, and is among the top in its class.

    Dynax 5 also came with DOF preview :

    Depth-Of-Field Preview
    This convenient feature lets you continuously monitor the depth of field of your image. Thus, making it easy to ensure your subject and background are both in focus, or to check your focus during macro photography.

    Also, not to forget ADI :

    ADI Flash Metering
    Attach a (D) lens and Minolta's ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) will ensure optimum flash metering--regardless of background conditions or subject's reflectance characteristics. Used with Program Flash 5600HS(D), Program Flash 3600HS(D) or even its built-in flash, the Dynax 5 calculates a guide number based on distance from subject, ambient light/pre-flash reflectivity of the subject and the background to determine the ideal amount of flash.

    Spot metering is important for a SLR camera :

    Spot Metering
    The perfect mode for tricky exposure settings such as shooting subjects lit from behind or with high contrast. To achieve the most accurate spot metering of your subject, sensitivity is concentrated in an area that's 5.5mm or 3% of the total frame area.

    Don't worry if u mount a heavy lens :

    Metal Lens Mount
    The Dynax 5 has a durable metal lens mount which offers maximum rigidness--even when a heavy lens is mounted.

    Worry about vibration ?

    Minimum Mirror-Up Vibration
    To ensure sharp focus while using long shutter speeds on a tripod, the Dynax 5 uses a super-thin, lightweight mirror and balancer to reduce vibration to the lowest in its class.


    Above is only a very brief info, I will provide you links and u can decide on your own. read about the pro and con of Minolta/Canon. You won't be surprise that Dynax 5 beat other camera hands down.

    http://www.photographyreview.com/35mm/PLS_3105crx.aspx

    http://www.photozone.de/review.htm

    http://www.minoltausa.com

    http://www.minoltaeurope.com

    http://www.minolta.com/cameras/camer...ax5/index.html

    hope these help
    Last edited by ninelives; 6th February 2002 at 10:53 PM.

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    hey ninelives,

    Thanks for the info...

    I even went down to Minolta Centre at Funan to have a feel of Dynax 5 on display. Very Light!



    I got the brochure for it too!

    I had tried out my friend's EOS 300 and EOS 500n ...

    Still deciding what I want in photography.

    BTW, do you know Dyanx 5 had a battery/vertical grip like the one for EOS 300?

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    Hi...snowcrash,

    I'm selling my Canon system, I've a EOS300 + 35-80mm lens. Price is negotiatable. Prepare to sell off at S$400. Also have a Canon28-105mm usm lens to sell. If interested, drop me an email at thesis8535@yahoo.com
    The camera is my backup camera, hardly used, in v.good condition. I'm using Nikon system which seldom fail me, so u can imagine the usage on the EOS 300.

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    Originally posted by Snowcrash


    BTW, do you know Dyanx 5 had a battery/vertical grip like the one for EOS 300?
    yes, it does. http://www.minolta.com/cameras/camer...x5/system.html


    Last edited by ninelives; 8th February 2002 at 02:06 AM.
    Objection !!!

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    Originally posted by jcryan55
    Hi...snowcrash,

    I'm selling my Canon system, I've a EOS300 + 35-80mm lens. Price is negotiatable. Prepare to sell off at S$400. Also have a Canon28-105mm usm lens to sell. If interested, drop me an email at thesis8535@yahoo.com
    The camera is my backup camera, hardly used, in v.good condition. I'm using Nikon system which seldom fail me, so u can imagine the usage on the EOS 300.
    please advertise in buy and sell forum ( http://forums.clubsnap.org/forumdisp...?s=&forumid=20 ) or PM him.
    Objection !!!

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    Originally posted by ninelives


    yes, it does. http://www.minolta.com/cameras/camer...x5/system.html


    The one for EOS 300 have a shutter button....

    seems like the minolta one did not have...

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    Originally posted by Snowcrash


    The one for EOS 300 have a shutter button....

    seems like the minolta one did not have...
    yup, dynax 5 got only battery pack.

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    Originally posted by ninelives


    yup, dynax 5 got only battery pack.

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