Minolta Dynax 5 35mm Film Camera Reviews

Minolta Dynax 5 35mm Film Camera

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  • The Maxxum 70-210mm Can Get Closer Than You Thought!!

    Jan 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, Zooms in Close, Both Auto and Manual Focus
    Cons: --

    Summary: Just how close up do you want to get? If you're in the stands do you want a picture of your child on the football field? If you're in the same room, do you want a picture of just their nose? If you want a quality close-up picture then this just may be ... read more

  • A buried treasure

    Dec 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wealth of features in an entry-level SLR camera
    Cons: Smaller-than-average and lighter-than average weight

    Summary: I seriously considered the Canon Rebel 2000 until I stumbled on a review in a photo review magazine that gave the Maxxum 5 a favorable rating. I'd had an old Maxxum 5000 for years, and the prospect of being able to reuse the lenses, etc that ... read more

  • Strong feature set, light weight, good value for money

    Feb 21, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Strong feature set from beginner to semi-pro, light to carry, value for money.
    Cons: No mirror lockup or flash sync connector.

    Summary: The Maxxum 5 (Dynax 5 for us non-Americans) is quite simply a great camera for the price. It features pretty much everything you could want to progress from beginner to advanced enthusiast or semi-professional, without the price tag of a pro camera. ... read more

  • Best value for the Money!

    May 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, metal lens mount, price
    Cons: None

    Summary: I purchased the Minolta Maxxum 5 QD camera after selling off all my unused Nikon N90 equipment on ebay. In my opinion, the Maxxum 5/5 QD is, by far, the best value for the money in the entry level SLR camera market. All I can say is what a gem! I'm not ... read more

  • Review of Minolta Maxxum 5 SLR Camera

    Apr 26, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light weight,Reasonable Price,Fast Auto-focus, Fast shutter, Excellent Metering system
    Cons: Expensive Accessories, Battery Life could be better, Eye Start Focus system

    Summary: Why I bought the Minolta Maxxum 5 For the last 7-10 years, I have been using a compact 35 mm camera. While the compact designs are convenient, they also have their problems. For example, the flashes are too close to the lens, resulting in ... read more

  • Compact and neat

    Feb 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Features. Good for starters
    Cons: No panoramic option.

    Summary: This camera is excellent for starters. I got this 2 years ago and love this camera. No complaints. I shot lot of pictures from "Maid of Mist" in Niagara falls. Nothing happened. The lens is all tight and no water seeps in. Great pictures. Was able to see ... read more

  • Great Camera - Great Price

    Apr 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of Use, Fast AutoFocus, User Friendly
    Cons: None

    Summary: After spending countless hours researching for my first SLR, I decided on the Maxxum 5. The reviews I read (Popular Photography, etc.) felt that this was one of the best cameras for the money. I had a Yashica Point-and-Shoot (120 Zoom) for the past six ... read more

  • Tempting but hard to hold

    Dec 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good feature set Low cost Light Weight
    Cons: Grip Unusable with normal/large hands Plastic construction

    Summary: The Minolta Maxxum 5 is certainly a tempting camera, Popular Photography in the most recent edition raved about it. The fact is, you DO get the most bang for your buck at the entry price level, which is where the Maxxum 5 sits. It's got some ... read more

  • Quest for Greatness in the Great Land!

    Feb 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A picture perfect blend of mid-range and long-range lenses for the Alaskan photographer.
    Cons: Manual focusing is a little bit cumbersome.

    Summary: A Minolta Maxxum 5000 camera found under a car seat proved to be my undoing. It didn't work too well indoors; it had a 50mm lens and a 70-210mm lens; and it included a broken AF Minolta flash. No work indoor. No problem. In Alaska, the sun ... read more

  • Pick a fly off a pole at 100 yards!

    May 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price! Great quality!
    Cons: Aperture could be better

    Summary: That's right, this lens will really reach out and grab some things that seem really far away. When I bought this lens, I bought it mainly to shoot football games. It was amazing for this. I was actually able to pay for this lens by ... read more

  • WOW! Look at that!

    Apr 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, powerful zoom, fast adjustment and attachment, great picture quality
    Cons: Expensive, heavy, bulky

    Summary: Disney has been filming a new movie, Pearl Harbor, at the Army base where I live. They've brought in aircraft from World War II, such as the Japanese VAL dive bombers, Zeros (AKM-6), and the United States' P40s. My husband works with ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • A real Lemon

    Oct 10, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: MUCH faster at pictures than my Nikon 5700. SRL ability to change the lens.
    Cons: My 5MP Nikon 5700 clearly blew this cameras picture quality away.

    Summary: I just purchased this camera today. After doing extensive picture tests the quality of this "6 mega pixel camera" was LESS detailed than my 5 mega pixel Nikon Coolpix 5700, that I've had for 2 years. I was VERY disappointed and will be returning the ... read more

  • Camera is a great buy...

    Mar 24, 2003 by
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    Summary: Camera is a great buy for it's money. We looked around and sampled numerous SLR's and for the money ... read more

  • Camera is a great buy...

    Mar 24, 2003 by
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    Summary: Camera is a great buy for it's money. We looked around and sampled numerous SLR's and for the money ... read more

  • As a professional photographer I...

    Nov 29, 2002 by
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    Summary: As a professional photographer I have found for outdoor photography, the Maxxum 5 is of superior qua ... read more

  • As a professional photographer I...

    Nov 29, 2002 by
    Not rated yet

    Summary: As a professional photographer I have found for outdoor photography, the Maxxum 5 is of superior qua ... read more

  • It is the best SLR...

    Nov 7, 2002 by
    Not rated yet

    Summary: It is the best SLR I ever owned. It is light, small, and quite. Great autofocus and flash metering. ... read more

  • It is the best SLR...

    Nov 7, 2002 by
    Not rated yet

    Summary: It is the best SLR I ever owned. It is light, small, and quite. Great autofocus and flash metering. ... read more

  • I'd be willing to wager...

    Jul 14, 2002 by
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    Summary: I'd be willing to wager a sizable chunk of change that most (95%) of all photographers would find th ... read more

  • I'd be willing to wager...

    Jul 14, 2002 by
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    Summary: I'd be willing to wager a sizable chunk of change that most (95%) of all photographers would find th ... read more

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