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Offline freddie

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Minolta 5000
« on: May 29, 2014, 04:37:46 PM »
Does anyone know much about the Minolta 5000, I've just brought one from a charity shop to play with. I believe the lens fitment is an alpha mount so should fit my a58 but other than that I don't know a lot. The lens looks like a sigma superwide but appears to do up to 2ft so does that mean it's a macro?

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Re: Minolta 5000
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 05:21:49 PM »
Hi Freddie

Check this link out;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minolta_AF

I did a Google search for Minolta 5000 and had a lot of related sites come up. There are a few that have nothing to do with the Min 5000 but there are others that are.

http://isearch.avg.com/search?cid={D1B16791-7A5A-4450-A830-8E4EF7C4C71A}&mid=3f07e20e58be47d68539b1a22fe18627-47f4a4f1eef4fd1ffb84dd9ced9dbba3514b343e&lang=en&ds=AVG&coid=avgtbavg&cmpid=&pr=pr&d=2013-10-21%2015:12:28&v=17.3.0.49&pid=avg&sg=0&sap=dsp&q=Minolta+5000

Enjoy the read :)
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Re: Minolta 5000
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 07:36:11 PM »
Thank you.
Have so far discovered camera and flash are both fully working. The lens works on my a58 (is a bit noisy but then it is almost 30 years old)
Lens is a macro lens but going to do a little more research to find out which one. (Most of this info is worn off)

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Re: Minolta 5000
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2014, 08:05:03 PM »
Just discovered ( as in just got home and had a chance to properly look at lens) its a sigma af super-wide ii 24mm f2.8 macro lens. In good condition there is one on eBay for £90! And I paid £13 for camera body lens and flash!!

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Re: Minolta 5000
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2014, 08:22:16 PM »
Some times that is how it goes - - - buying a camera 'bundle' works out cheaper than just trying to buy a lens ;) I've been able to do that myself a couple of times but it was just the lens I was after.

Well done - sounds like you got yourself a bargain :)
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Re: Minolta 5000
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 08:41:02 PM »
Am going to pop it into a local camera shop I trust to see if they think it needs a little tlc. Not happy with the noise and don't want it to break the autofocus.
Was very surprised to see it in a Red Cross shop window. Am well chuffed.

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Re: Minolta 5000
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 09:29:11 PM »
Does anyone know much about the Minolta 5000, I've just brought one from a charity shop to play with. I believe the lens fitment is an alpha mount so should fit my a58 but other than that I don't know a lot. The lens looks like a sigma superwide but appears to do up to 2ft so does that mean it's a macro?

Aha.
It was my first alpha mount camera. Got it in 1992.
Strangest thing about it was the function cards that expanded what the camera could do or aded specialist functions.
It was a big beast but worked ok
I'm amazed the electronics still function.
Mine came with a 35-80mm f4 to f5.6 which was not very good and eventually the iris jammed fully open when on holiday in Northern Italy
The 35-70 seemed a much better optic. And the 50mm was really sharp.
Jef