Minolta X700 Multi function or Quartz Data Back 1

norcal29

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Does anyone have a reommendation as to either of these items might be located? New or second hand is fine.

Web site, local dealer, etc.

Thanks
Ron
 

fergisan

Member
I have seen a Multi-Function back on eBay as recently as two weeks ago. I haven't seen a QD in a long time. Good luck.
 

norcal29

Member
Brett,

Thanks for the heads up. I have been looking about a week and a half on Ebay, so I guess I just missed it. I will keep a close eye on Ebay in hopes of another one turning up before too long.

Have used Google to search the web and found a lot of Minolta backs, but none were for the X 700.

Thanks again, I appreciate your taking the time to respond.

Ron
 

fergisan

Member
Glad to help (if I did). Bear in mind, however that it sold for around $150.00, so they're not cheap. Brett
 

norcal29

Member
Tim and all the others who offered suggestions, THANKS!

Tim thanks for the tip regarding KEH. They did have a multifunction back in Excellent+ condition. Although the price was more than I would like to have paid, I think it was fair for such a hard to find unit in this condition. Needless to say I bought it!

It's great that this form can work so well at helping others and sharing opinions.

Have a great day!
Ron
 

fergisan

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I agree with the webmaster. This is the easiest forum in which to communicate that I've ever seen. Sure, the first time I sent a reply and didn't read the instructions, I was curious to know why my post didn't appear. I then read the directions and mentally kicked myself in the butt for not reading them. What I didn't do was blame the system. That's what's wrong with this country today; nobody wants to take responsibility for their own actions. It's always "sombody else's fault." Thanks again for a great forum, Brett
 

fergisan

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Ron, I didn't think that the webmaster's comments were directed toward you, and I know mine weren't. They were directed at the numbskull who couldn't just repost his/her message the right way (as you & I did after realizing our mistake). No this person had to complain about the method in which they had to post a reply; a method which is easier than any other, when you follow the directions, and is used by a forum to which they don't have to pay to be a member or use the services. I was just agreeing with the webmaster that maybe they should quit whining. Now that I look back at the webmaster's posting, I do see that he/she addresses the comments to "Ron,". I agree that this was a mistake, and I'm sorry if you felt that I was joining in on the "Ron-bashing". I was not. My comments were, I thought, directed at Stuart Burgess (Molley), the poster in question. I should have paid closer attention to whom the webmaster had addressed his/her comments. I'm sorry. I'm also posting this email to the thread, so the apology will go out to all who read my first post. Respectfully, Brett Ferguson
 

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peterblaise

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Okay, I have my Quartz Data Back, now how does it work? How do I download my pictures from my X-700 that are still inside it and put them onto the internet in my emails with it so you all can see? I don't see a "download' button on the Data Back - what gives?

It should be easier than using the shark's teeth email responder, eh? ;-)
 

hung

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>Dear Peter, you are surely tickling us? For a techie like you to ask about downloading pictures from a multi function back...I believed instructions were uploaded to files section of a certain Minolta related Yahoo group list :)

Hung
 

peterblaise

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I know the MFB Multi Function Back can't download pictures. Geesh -- you'd think I just fell off a turnip truck (I won't even try to explain the origin of THAT reference!)!

I'm talking about the Quartz DATA back - where's the data hiding in there?

I want my X-700 pictures NOW!

How do I get the picture DATA into my PC?

;-)

(Hung - did you see the incredible Minolta Dimage A1 pictures at
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fergisan

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OK Peter, just for you, but this is the last time I post this: First, you must make sure that you have the correct function card from the 7xi (I believe it's the Highlight and Shadow Control card), then you open the back of the fully exposed X-700 and insert the card between the pressure plate and the clutch, uh, I mean the film. Next attach the MD-1 motor drive to the bottom of the AutoWinder G (which should already be attached to the camera, duh), and then attach the Power Grip with the 280px flash already attached. It's very important that you already have the 280px flash attached to the powergrip when you attach it to the MD-1 or you could short circuit your Shutter Priority mode. Now after you've completed all of these steps, email me and I'll give you the rest of the instructions. ;-) Brett
 

peterblaise

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Thanks, Brett!

But, dang ... and all I've got is the 360PX ... are my pics in there forever now?

Don'tcha jus hate it when you know you got data, and you can't git to it! Grrr ...

Wait a minute ... I forgot to load film!

Does that change the instructions on getting my pics out through the data back?

Is it April already? ;-)
 

fergisan

Member
Peter, I'm afraid that without film, your data is all but lost. To retrieve it you would need a Texas Instruments TI-99 computer or a ColecoVision with which to interface with your camera. The good news is that you aren't shooting with a Nikon, otherwise the camera would have exploded in your hand, causing blindness in both ears. Better luck next time. ;-) Brett
 

peterblaise

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Posted by Brett Ferguson (Fergisan) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 4:20 am: ... Peter ... The good news is that you aren't shooting with a Nikon, otherwise the camera would have exploded in your hand, causing blindness in both ears ... ;-) Brett

Saved by my Minolta!

Thanks, Brett, you've resolved my crisis and lowered my blood pressure. Can I send my dad to you for treatment?

Hey, that should be a sales slogan, eh?

Love and hugs, Peter Blaise Monahon Minolta Photographer
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PS - Wiat a minute - were we talking avout a "quartz DATE back" or a "quartz DATA back" -- this things says "DATE" on it -- ooooooooh.

=8^o

... (sheepishly) I guess it never did contain any DATA!!!

NEVERMIND!
 
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