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Ssm and dynax9

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juankarh

first post: hi every body!
what about ssm lenses? is it easy to update?information, please. Thx.
 

pivji

New Member
I'd be also very interested in any informations regarding this matter. Is there anybody who has experience with Dynax/Maxxum 9 update for SSM lenses and ADI flash metering ?
 
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squibby

The only off-the-shelf camera that can use SSM lenses is the Dynax 7.

However, only the Dynax 9 is capable of being upgraded to support SSM lenses.

According to Minolta UK, the Dynax 9 needs to be "chipped" upgraded to work properly with the SSM lenses. As for ADI flash metering, this feature is still restricted to the Dynax 7
 

rien

New Member
As a former user of the Dynax 7 I've never seen the advandtage of ADI flashmetering. When I switched to the Dynax 9 I never missed it. The SSM lenses is a different story. Specially the longer teles will benefit from this option. Has anyone here upgraded his/her Dynax 9 already?
 

dynax9titan

New Member
I have had 2 9s and 2 9Tis converted to use SSM lenses. Basically it requires a new circuit board to be fitted by Minolta and you get ADI flash and 9Ti custom functions.
 
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Uksnapper

If the good people who are decision makers read these messages then = take note.there is a sector of the market hungry for a real pro = orientated digital camera ! Something that will give say 50mb files, be equiped with chips that do = not generate noise at high iso settings and when used with wide angle = lenses do not give fringing. Interchangeable lenses designed for digital to include a really wide = lens and a top quality very wide shift lens =20 Dimage 7 style but bigger with more "presence" seems very practical = and with a flip out LCD screen for live preview. There, thats my Christmas present taken care of. Michael
 
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Guest

Michael,

This is when you need to step back and say, "I have to buy the right tool that meets my specific needs, even if it's not the brand I like to usually buy (ie: Sony)".

There are other products that fit your wish list at this time, but they don't come cheap. Most manufacturers are now moving away from trying to outdoo each other by adding more and more pixels, it's not all about pixels! Instead, they are focusing on the quality of the sensors and producing a wider latitude for the exposure they can create with less noise.

Paul Tchiloyans
 

charlie

Active Member
Just a note: I mentioned Sony instead of Konica, only because as you know, Konica cameras are now owned by Sony.

Paul Tchiloyans
 

picky7

Member
>Hi there! I would like to know that if anyone have any clue about the first DSLR of Sony coming in the market Minolta base. Thanks. Parvez
 
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Uksnapper

Paul. the current "High end" camera and digital back combinations = are still not achieving what film based cameras can. IBM aware that this is a lens based problem. my reason for a 50mb file = size is based on the "old" concept of a camera plus lenses for each = format used from 35mm through to 5x4. With a good digital camera offering the flexibility of true wide = angle and with shift lenses to replace the bellows based cameras usually = used for perspective control and without the poor ergonomics of the = familiar 35mm format camera the amount of image capture equipment one = would have to lug around,or invest in, would be reduced. IBM also aware that Sony who have produced some of the very best high = end video cameras have the clout to do the same with still cameras,if = they so wish.Its market governed I know , but the potential is there. regards Michael
 

charlie

Active Member
Michael,

I hate to disagree with you, but I simply have to. Currently, cameras that can capture an image of 16 megapixels and above have replaced the film in studio work, and are considered to have exceeded the resolution of 35mm and some medium format cameras. This is a fact. In addition, the quality of the high end lenses, allow for a higher quality images today. That is something that was not available just a few years ago when film ruled. These lenses are new to the market and produce crisper images than their predecessors when film was "King". Digital cameras have forced the optics to be better.

You cannot make a comment such as you have, unless you have tried all the different pro cameras and have compared them in a real test against film. Unfortunately, too many people use this argument as a reason not to move to digital, or high end digital.... In fact, most people making this argument are still using film.

Although film is not dead, and I don't advocate that it should, as there is a place for it.

It will be a few years before a DSLR that is sub $1000 or sub 600 pounds, that can capture images such as the current 20 plus megapixel data backs, but the day will come.

Paul Tchiloyans
 
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Uksnapper

Paul wrote "You cannot make a comment such as you have, unless you = have tried all the different pro cameras and have compared them in a real test against film. Unfortunately, too many people use this argument as a reason not to move to digital, or high end digital.... In fact, most people making this argument are still using film." ___________________________ Paul I've been using digital capture for more than a decade and been a = working photographer since 1963.I've not used film for mainline work for = 5 years, during this time I've used a Dimage 7 alongside Hasselblad with = scan back and single shot back and I regularly use a KodakPro camera. With that experience behind me I know what I would like from a camera = but accept that it may not be what others want Wide angle lenses still cause problems with today's sensors,I trust = that Sony, with their long history of making superb video cameras with = exceptional zoom lenses, will create an equivalent for the still = capture world :))
 
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