Maxxum 7D brochure - detailed

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Alan Browne, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Dec 23, 2004
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  2. Thanx for the link. It's going to be a great help to me.

    Unfortunately, I just realized that this camera, for the body alone, is
    going for about $1,500 - $1,600 :eek:(

    - manzoor
    Manzoorul Hassan, Dec 23, 2004
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  3. Alan Browne

    steven Guest

    In Europe it's even worse: in October I got a quote of 1661 euro.
    Prices seem to have dropped already, though this may just be Christmas
    offers. I ordered it this week for 1300 euro.

    steven, Dec 23, 2004
  4. Alan Browne

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Yes, and for some reason I'm not very excited about the camera itself.
    Antishake seems somewhat useful, but I've been doing photography for
    many years, and have always managed to find enough light, and most of
    my subjects move anyway, so antishake won't help.

    The camera is awfully large and doesn't take standard AA batteries
    (except with vertical grip, which makes it even larger).

    Worst of all, it's partial frame, making my 24-50/4 a 36-75/4 lens.
    I could spend twice as much and get a full-frame Kodak DCS.
    Bill Tuthill, Dec 23, 2004
  5. Alan Browne

    Ryadia Guest

    Have you compared this camera to other offerings from other makers? Not the
    price but the performance, I mean.

    Ryadia, Dec 23, 2004
  6. Alan Browne

    steven Guest

    Well, I knew K-M would let us pay through the nose for this anti-shake
    feature, but I find it difficult to place an exact value on that.
    Most important for me is that I already have lots of Minolta glass for my
    steven, Dec 23, 2004
  7. I am doing just that. At this time looking at the following:

    * Nikon D70
    * Canon Digital Rebel (EOS 300)
    * Minolta Maxxum 7D

    The Digital Rebel seems to be best bang-for-buck. Any other that I
    shoul dbe looking at?

    - manzoor
    Manzoorul Hassan, Dec 23, 2004
  8. Alan Browne

    leo Guest

    At $630, body after rebate, DRebel is the best deal. If you're new to
    DSLR, you can't beat it. Get it, learn with it and then upgrade later.
    leo, Dec 23, 2004
  9. Yes, the Digital Rebel does seem to be the best deal. Unfortunately, I
    will also need to buy some lense and flash. With the Minolta I was
    hoping to not need to do so.

    - manzoor
    Manzoorul Hassan, Dec 24, 2004
  10. Alan Browne

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Especially if you apply the Russian firmware hack, then you get MLU
    and other features of the 10D.

    However to me the Pentax *ist-Ds is more attractive because it takes
    standard AA batteries, and you can choose one of several lenses
    that are better than the Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 EFS kit lens. I mean
    the Pentax 16-45/4 DA, the Pentax 24-90/3.5-4.5 (also works with film)
    or the Sigma 18-125/3.5-5.6 DC (betting that the partial-frame DSLR fad
    will end before your Sigma breaks, as they often do).

    I don't really need a DSLR yet, because I found a lab that can make
    3000x2000 scans of film for $7 a roll, and I have several good film
    cameras, but so far the Pentax is the only DSLR I can imagine buying.
    And I have three excellent Minolta lenses, and one good one.
    Bill Tuthill, Dec 24, 2004
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