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Want recommendation for ex-generation dynax slrs


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Hi!
I am currently using a Dynax 5, and wish to upgrade to a body with improved autofocusing speed. I have 3 key lenses in use, 50/1.7(minolta), 28-70/2.8(sigma) and the 70-210/4(minolta). Having tried Dynax 9 and 7 but no $$$ nor need to get either, I was thinking about the possibility of getting a body from the previous generation of semi-pro/pro cameras.

Hunting for comparison sites but not having any sucess :( If you guys got any leads can help please? Thanks!!!

*waves to the forumers*

Regards,
Alvin

PS: I am using a Metz 32Z2 flash with the above.
 

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Man I'm a bit stoned I guess. Probably from too much overtime ;p

Anyway I was checking out the buy/sell and a) found out the dynax 9 is way beyond my budget b) Dynax 7 is just too hot c) 800si d) 700si are possible considerations. But can they autofocus faster then my Dynax 5, with the somewhat heavier lenses?

Thanks!

Alvin
 

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That page sure is updated - even has the Dynax 60. Sigh seems my dynax 5 is "rather good"... at least from the tech specs. Dynax 60 beats the 5 in the AF sensors, but loses out in shutter & sync speed. Both of which I need - was firing around 1/3000s today thanks to me using 800 film.... going between indoors/outdoors. Indoors using 70-210, having 1/125 sync flash helps....

*waves to other Alvin :) *

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I have the 9, 7 and the 5. I used to have the 700si and I can assure you that the 5's AF is faster and more accurate than the 700si and I think, the 800si as well.

Save up for the 7. It probably be the last film SLR camera you will ever buy.



alvin said:
Man I'm a bit stoned I guess. Probably from too much overtime ;p

Anyway I was checking out the buy/sell and a) found out the dynax 9 is way beyond my budget b) Dynax 7 is just too hot c) 800si d) 700si are possible considerations. But can they autofocus faster then my Dynax 5, with the somewhat heavier lenses?

Thanks!

Alvin
 

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I used to use 7000i, 700si and 7 (funny, all the 7 series ;) ), anyway, I find 700si an outstanding camera, a bit weak on the handgrip, but a overall powerful camera. It's AF is definitely slower then Dynx 5/7 which is an enhanced version which earn the title of fastest AF in the world in 2000.

I would definitely recommend 700si, and quite truthfully, I am now looking for a 700si to act as a backup for my 7 :) .... thought of getting a backup 7, but other then cost, the size also matters a bit :). More importantly, IR films works better on 700si then 7 :). With a 700si I can have the best of both worlds :).
 

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alvin said:
Hi!
I am currently using a Dynax 5, and wish to upgrade to a body with improved autofocusing speed. I have 3 key lenses in use, 50/1.7(minolta), 28-70/2.8(sigma) and the 70-210/4(minolta). Having tried Dynax 9 and 7 but no $$$ nor need to get either, I was thinking about the possibility of getting a body from the previous generation of semi-pro/pro cameras.

Hunting for comparison sites but not having any sucess :( If you guys got any leads can help please? Thanks!!!

*waves to the forumers*

Regards,
Alvin

PS: I am using a Metz 32Z2 flash with the above.

Hi Alvin,

I am now clearing my dry cabinet of all my film cameras and lenses. I believe I have two unused Minolta bodies which you may consider buying from me. Wait till the weekend when I have more time I shall run a stock inventory and let you know what I have.

Vincent Foong
 

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vfoongsk said:
Hi Alvin,

I am now clearing my dry cabinet of all my film cameras and lenses. I believe I have two unused Minolta bodies which you may consider buying from me. Wait till the weekend when I have more time I shall run a stock inventory and let you know what I have.

Vincent Foong
Clearing any lens? ;)
 

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vfoongsk said:
Hi Alvin,

I am now clearing my dry cabinet of all my film cameras and lenses. I believe I have two unused Minolta bodies which you may consider buying from me. Wait till the weekend when I have more time I shall run a stock inventory and let you know what I have.

Vincent Foong
More interested in the lenses :). But do inform me of what camera bodies you have for sale, I might need a backup or two.
 

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