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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2005, 10:20:30 PM »
indeed, it's growing steadily.... which is great!!!
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2005, 11:29:06 PM »
Hi gazraa,
I registered as TonyT, and I still don't have an email, so if you could activate for me I would be grateful. let me know if you need my password.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #32 on: June 10, 2005, 09:04:01 AM »
You should be activated now Tony. Let me know if you are still having difficulties.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2005, 07:50:20 PM »
Top job gazraa,

All up and running now,

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2005, 01:01:00 AM »
A Dynax 7D forum? Just goes to show there's an internet site for everything. Well, anyway, hello to you all!
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2005, 09:19:38 AM »
and welcome to the forum ISO3200.

In a cunning marketing ploy, this site is for KM digi SLR cameras, not just the 7D. Well, it will be a cunning ploy if KM release more cameras.... and keep the dynax name...... hmmm, maybe we should just call it a ploy.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2005, 03:00:33 PM »
Thanks :)

Well we've a Z1 floating around the house too, oh and a G400. They're not mine and, alas, I don't think their owners will be on the forum. One is computer illiterate the other only likes cars!
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2005, 04:33:59 AM »
Hello,
       My name is George and I have just joined this Dynax digital forum although I don't as yet own a digital camera. I do however, have two Dynax (Maxxum) 5 bodies and an assortment of lenses so if I take the digital jump I guess I would opt for a 7D. Certainly most 7D users that I have read seem very satified.
      Using 35mm my main interest is candid "street" photography for which I favour small discrete cameras such as the Dynax 5 and rangefinders such as the Contax G1 and Bessa R3A. The relatively large and noisy DSLR's I have handled don't seem too well adapted for this type of photography, although I may be wrong.
        At any rate, I shall follow this forum with interest and perhaps be induced to try a D7.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2005, 09:07:43 AM »
Glad to have you as a member George. I hope this forums provides the help you may need if you decide to make the move to digital.

With new digital SLRs expected next year from Konica Minolta, you should have a nice choice of models to go for.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2005, 06:39:45 PM »
Hello Everybody!

I've been following this forum incognito for a few weeks now and finally decided to throw my hat into the metaphorical ring :)

To introduce myself first, I'm Anil, 25 years old from Cologne, Germany, originally from Hyderabad, India. Got into photography not so long back so I guess you can term me a newbie or amateur as the case maybe! I bought my first SLR late 2003 and guess what it was a Minolta Dynax 5! Love it and has given me no cause to complain. I'd term it the best beginner's SLR.

I took the digital plunge a couple of weeks back and bought the new Dynax 5D. It was tough choosing between the 5D and 7D but the economics and some improvements in the 5D over the 7D tilted the balance. I wish to invest the saved money in some good lenses. So far the 5D has been a beauty (with the AS a killer option) but need to shoot more with it.

Coming to lenses I've the Minolta AF 28-100mm; 1:3.5-5.6 D and the Sigma AF 70-300mm; 1:4.0-5.6 DL Macro Super. The former is the kit lens that came with the Dynax 5 SLR. It is a nice performer, no great shakes but for a beginner like me pretty good.

The Sigma is also a decent enough beginner's lens (bought it cheap second-hand) but the pictures get quite soft at the longer focal lengths, although the 1:2 macro between 200-300 is a bonus. I'd like to sell the Sigma and buy some good lenses. Since I still don't know much about good Minolta lenses I shall defer to the more experienced people here. But am thinking of starting off with a Minolta 1.7 / 50mm prime lens. Would suit my student's budget and be a very good introduction to prime lenses too! What do you think?

Oh, if someone is interested I have a (almost) daily photolog where I post the photos I've taken (mostly with the Dynax 5 and the Canon Powerhot A75, the latter I use for P & S). There are a couple of Dynax 5D photos there already but more will be added from now on. You can find it at www.arthedains.com/visual. Feel free to criticize and express your opinions. And now I'll stop. Happy shooting and feels great to be here!

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2005, 08:35:59 PM »
Welcome to the club. Dont worry, you didn't waffle, I read every word you wrote.

This is me, waffling away...

My first truly modern slr was the dynax 7, and it changed everything. Until then I'd mainly used a manual Nikon F2 camera becuase I had no money to do otherwise! After getting the 7D, I suddenly realised what I'd been missing out on and quickly built up both my Minolta and Nikon equipment; both being geared towards telephoto and macro. Then digital slrs arrived at affodable prices and out went film. Photography isn't my first love, and I've little ambition to be wildlife photographer of the year, but it beats merely looking at birds through binoculars or talking about cars (god no!)

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2005, 11:40:00 PM »
Thanks for the welcome...ISO...well if we are getting into history here then the first SLR I ever owned was a second-hand Soviet Zenith SLR (yes, yes made behind the iron curtain!). Have you ever heard of it? Bought it in the grey market of a South Indian port city.

It was completely manual, I mean you even had to stop down the aperture manually before shooting! I still have it somewhere. Would have been a decent camera I guess but there was something wrong with the film-winding mechanism and it would usually end up tearing the film during rewind...ouch! So obviously I didn't use it for long.

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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2005, 12:47:49 AM »
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...it would usually end up tearing the film during rewind...ouch! So obviously I didn't use it for long.


A slight drawback, there.
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Re: The standard introduce yourself thread
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2005, 09:05:53 AM »
Welcome to the best forum on the net...no "nasty, think their better than everyone" people here...you will feel well supported.

On the lens front, you are spot on, go for the 50/1.7 you will not regret it...dcap gave me the inspiration, the results are really sharp and the price is very reasonable, especially on E-Bay (got mine for £16 + Postage)

Enjoy  :D

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« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2005, 12:13:51 PM »
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Welcome to the best forum on the net...no "nasty, think their better than everyone" people here...you will feel well supported.


You bet...as I said earlier I had been following you guys for some time and liked the easy camaraderie shown here...as one thing I cannot stand is snobbery towards beginners. I'm glad I decided to sign up. Thanks for the warm welcome!

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On the lens front, you are spot on, go for the 50/1.7 you will not regret it...dcap gave me the inspiration, the results are really sharp and the price is very reasonable, especially on E-Bay (got mine for £16 + Postage)

Enjoy  :D


Yeah, I've to confess that it was following some posts on this and other forums that pushed towards the prime lens. :) I'm actually eyeing one on Ebay Germany. Its dead cheap at least as of now. I hope that I'll have the winning bid. Will know in a few days!

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