Excerpt: The Dynax 404 SI is an ideal 24 X 36 mm film camera for the beginner photograph. I bought one several months ago, on used photo market. Even if it has a plastic construction and a non-metallic bayonet, I feel il rather solid between my fingers. Its black design beats any other concurrent`s effort in this category of medium classic AF SLR. It has a fast start response and its commands are easy to find and use.
newsFLASH: A Good All-Rounder - Very Long Lasting!
21 November 2006
Excerpt: "...not style but performance! ...And the Minolta has bags of it! The Minolta 404si is not a new model, it now has a close range of brothers and sister that proceed it. For that reason, the camera tends to be a bit cheaper - even on the high street. In my opinion it is still a worthy purchase, especially if this is your first SLR. Firstly, it has longevity! I've owned this camera for nearly 3 years. It has suffered the usual bangs, knocks and ...
Pros: A good starter, a long laster and good all - rounder !
Excerpt: "I'm really pleased with this camera in most aspects. I bought it around Dec 2002 and used it as a manual SLR as much as my skills would allow. In this sense I was extremely happy with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone who was wanting to 'get into' SLRs. My only issue with it is quite a serious one. After about a year it began to develop a fault whereby after 6 - 12 shots the film would prematurely re-wind. I've since had it fixed once ...
Pros: Pretty straightforward to use as a beginner to SLRs
Cons: Has persistent fault with premature film re - wind
Excerpt: "My partner purchased this camera from EBay for my birthday as I was still using the ancient Praktica MTL5, which was certainly outdated. Style:- The Dynax 404si is quite a compact-sized SLR camera, with performs well in both manual and automatic modes. It has a silver finish with a black grip and a standard silver and black lens. I feel the colouring used gives the camera a classic, sleek professional look. The camera is certainly not ‘big ...
Pros: easy to use with manual settings for pro's
Cons: dosnt have the eyestart feature which i love about the dynax 5
Excerpt: "...Minolta's own Dynax flashes,or a Minolta adaptor which isnt that much fun but not to much hassle. i got this camera for £179.99p from Jessops all in all this camera is a good first time camera with loads to offer. ...
Pros: Lens qualtiy is amazing,Dynax series has a wide range of differnt kinds of lenses,light Weight strong body,wide range of shutter speeds from 30secs to 3000th of a sec .
Excerpt: "This camera is eay to use with its essential controls very well placed for the user to handle. It has facilities for more advanced users to test and create photographic masterpieces. This as with all SLR cameras provides a much more versatile basis for your photographic needs. With a range of photographic modes it becomes simple for anyone to create well made pictures. The manual adjustment of the lens may cause problems at first for people used ...
Pros: Light, easy to use, affordable
Cons: Not as versatile as some more advanced photographers may prefer
Excerpt: До этого всю жизнь снимал на Зениты и Смену. После них переход на Минолту был приятнейшим контрастом: все работает правильно, замеряется точно да и можно все силы отдавать компановке кадра, на техническую сторону тратя много меньше усилий. Правда со временем эйфория прошла и стали видны некоторые недостатки, с которыми, впрочем легко можно справиться. Так что теперь коплю деньги на более продвинутую камеру (Minolta Dynax 7). И еще.
Pros: Простота в обращение, точный замер (даже на слайдах все получалось нормально), небольшой вес, компактность, цена, светлый видоискатель.
Cons: одна зона фокусировки, медленная автофокусировка, отсутсвие репетира диафрагмы, низкая скорость серийной съемки, пластмассовый байонет.
Excerpt: Я всю жизнь снимал Зенитом с Зентаром и Старенькой Практикой с объективами Кэнон.
Pros: С моей точки зрения есть все необходимое для качественной лбительской съемки.
Cons: Но поскольку все отснятые пленки порядка 20) не дали ни одной фотографии нормального качества можно сделать вывод, что: 1) объектив 28-80 при всем его удобстве плохой по качеству, или мне достался брак.2)К автофокусу надо приноравливаться , без него мне удобней и быстрей.