This is my Minolta Dimage A1. It is a 5.2
megapixel progressive SLR camera. It will allow me to take pictures that the Kodak camera just wouldnt let
me to. It has a broad range of manual and auto settings. Just about every setting can be control manually. It has a nice
28mm-200mm zoom, Compact Flash memory...(which was a selling point to me, since I have lots of CF cards and My IPAQ 2215
PDA has a CF slot). This camera has way to many features to list on this page....(other websites list over 10+ pages of info
about this camera)...so I will just add a link to a site that has all the info and some reviews on this camera.
Here is the A1 shown with the optional Battery Pack.
For more views and pictures of my Minolta Dimage A1 click on the link Below.
Canon EOS Elan 7E
The Elan 7e is the
third generation of the extremely popular Elan series of cameras. The compact body incorporates a durable metal top plate
and more simplified control layout than the previous Elan and Elan II cameras. Key to the Elan 7e's use is its dazzling 7-point
autofocus system, which is as fast and accurate as professional models from a generation ago. Film transport retains the
famed Whisper Drive silence, and 13 custom functions allow the user to have total control. When combined with a Canon
ring-USM lens such as the EF 24-85, 28-105 & 28-135 "IS" options, this camera is incredibly quiet.
ergonomic design with simplified control layout |
frames per second motor drive |
|| Revolutionary eye-controlled focus|
- allows the user to merely
look at a focus point for the camera to select it
- the fastest response yet in an eye controlled focus model
eye controlled focus camera with built-in dioptric correction
This is my older Canon FTB-N 35mm film camera. Although none of the
pictures on this site are from this camera YET.....I hope to get some good macro pictures from it and posting them on its
own "35mm Film page". The FTB was originally made in 1971 with the FTB-N model hitting the streets in 1973. This camera was
built like a tank! I just recently took it in for a "CLA" or a (clean, lube and adjustment). Other than the Aperture arm spring
needing to be replaced, a battery needing replacement, and the mirror foam needing replacement ....It was in original
condition! It is a full manual camera.
||35mm focal-plane shutter SLR
||24x36 mm |
||Canon 55mm f/1.2 SSC, FD 50mm f/1.4 SSC
||FD Mount |
||Two-axis, horizontal-travel focal-plane
shutter with cloth curtains. X, B, 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 sec. Built-in self-timer
(self-timer lever also functions as a stop-down lever). Multiple exposures enabled. |
||FP- and X-sync automatic-switching sync
contacts with German socket and hot shoe. |
||Fixed eye-level pentaprism. 0.85x magnification
and 94% coverage. Microprism rangefinder of fresnel matte screen. Metering indicator, exposure match needle, stopped-down
metering needle, shutter speed display, and high- and low-light warning provided. |
||CdS cell for TTL full-aperture, match-needle
partial metering at center or TTL stopped-down match needle partial metering at center (12% of center). Metering range at
ISO 100 and f/1.4: EV 2.5 - 18. Film speed range from ISO 25 to 2000. |
||One 1.3 V HD mercury cell. Battery check
|Auto loading after camera back is closed.
Advances with camera-top lever's 174 stroke (partial strokes enabled). Ready position at 21. Film advance lever fitted with
a plastic tip. |
||Counts up from 0 to 40. Resets automatically
when camera back is opened. |
||Camera-top crank |
|144 x 93 x 43 mm, 750 g |
My Kodak DC240, is a 1.3 megapixel camera, with compact flash memory. It was
my first digital camera. I have captured around 3600 photos on it. And it still works great! I upgraded from the
8MB flash card to a 128MB flash card. It is a simple point and shoot camera with very limited manual controls.
Minolta's Program Flash 5600HS-D
The 5600HS(D) provides remarkable flash output with the maximum guide
number of 184 feet at ISO100 in a compact body. Flash coverage is available from 24mm to 85mm focal lengths, and further extends
to the 17mm focal length with a built-in wide-angle adapter. The 5600HS(D) assures highly reliable metering accuracy with
the ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering in combination with Minolta's new lenses with distance encoder and
the Maxxum7 or Maxxum5. It also supports versatile remote flash photography with Wireless/Remote High-speed Sync when the
5600HS(D) is used as an off-camera flash of the Maxxum7 or Maxxum5. The AF illuminator covers the Maxxum7's 9-point sensors
in the wide focus area. Furthermore, the flash head tilts 10° downward for close-up photography.
One main reason I picked the 3600HS is because of the wireless feature. My Dimage A1 can trip
the flash feature and sync all the camera settings from over fourty feet away! With this and another Minolta flash I
can pack a portable studio strobe/flash setup in my camera bag, now that's handy!
Minolta Program Flash 3600HS is
a high-powered flash designed for Minolta's AF SLRs. This new model provides a remarkable flash output performance in a compact
body, highly reliable exposure precision, and versatile remote flash photography. Flash coverage is available from 24mm to
85mm focal lengths, and further extends to the 17mm focal length with the included wide-angle adapter. The 3600HS assures
highly reliable metering accuracy with the ADI (Advanced Distance Integration) flash metering in combination with Minolta's
new lenses with distance encoder and the Dynax 7. This new flash is one of a few units in its class that provide high-speed
The wireless/remote high-speed sync is also available when the 3600HS(D) is used as an off-camera flash of the
Dynax 7. Additional attractive features include wireless/remote off-camera flash, AF illuminator which links to the Dynax
7's central three-point local focus areas, low-battery lamp, bounce flash with an indicator lamp, and custom functions. Minolta
is confident that the Program Flash 3600HS will expand the horizon of flash photography.
Velbon CX-690 Deluxe Heavy-Duty Photographic/Video Tripod. Heavy-duty 3-section 27-millimeter
tubular aluminum legs
Large 3-way pan head with left-positioned sure-grip pan/tilt control handle allows easy access to camera controls
Right-tilting camera platform allows 35mm cameras vertical as well as horizontal composition with more secure seating
for heavier cameras
Pan head incorporates a large bidirectional quick-release camera platform with retractable camcorder alignment pin
Leveling bubble is mounted on the tripod body for more precise tripod leveling
My tripod for field use....
Deluxe multi-functional min-tripod can be used with all 35mm and
digital cameras, compact video cameras, spotting scopes and other optical equipment.
It's equipped with a 3-way head and quick-release camera
mount for fast setup and full positioning control.
The 3-section legs and lift-up center column allow the height to
be adjusted from 12 in. to 22 in. Want to go even closer? Just release the leg braces and the legs will extend wide, bringing
the minimum height down to a mere 8-1/2 in.
With a weight of 1.8 pounds, the DF-Mini is easy to carry but is plenty
solid for all types of indoor and outdoor use.