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Old Feb 16, 2004, 8:56 PM   #1
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Default Finally, a new dSLR from Minolta !!



The wait is over, for the announcement anyway. Minolta gives us some details on their upcoming Maxxum 7 / Dynax 7 Digital SLR. We expect it to become a "real" product by the time of the Photokina show in Sept 2004. In the meantime here is what we do know about it:

Minolta Maxxum 7 Digital press release

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Old Feb 16, 2004, 9:02 PM   #2
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*ooooohhhh* *aaaaahhhh*

nice camera
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Old Feb 19, 2004, 5:49 PM   #3
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OMG!
Atlast!

I hope this camera will keep up with the competitors so I can buy this camera as my next camera... I'de hate to 'ditch' Minolta...
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 6:29 AM   #4
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Minolta had an older dslr out; it was called the "RD-175" with the A mount that they still use:

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Old Mar 2, 2004, 2:02 PM   #5
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Wierd, never heard of it, any information about the RD-175?

And a 3CCD mount is for digital video isn't it? still digi's use 1CCD don't they?
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 2:24 PM   #6
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steve......would my dad's lenses (for a minolta film camera) fit on this one?
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Old Mar 2, 2004, 2:39 PM   #7
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steve......would my dad's lenses (for a minolta film camera) fit on this one?
Yes all Maxxum AF lenses will fit... Notice they do have newer lenses with the utrasonic motor in them as well!

BTW they still sell a dual-CCD APS sized interchangeable lens dSLR as well:
http://www.minoltausa.com/eprise/mai...Specifications
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Old Mar 3, 2004, 6:45 AM   #8
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Here's some more info on that rd-175; it's pretty old; but still...

http://www.35mm.freeserve.co.uk/mug/rd175.html
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The old RD-175 was a joint venture by Agfa and Minolta and the camera was sold by both companies. Agfa called it the "ActionCam"

And yes it used 3 CCDs, the final image was combined in-camera using the RGB data from the sensors. Because of the beam-splitting process the camera was limited to a maximum aperture of F8 and if I remember right the focal view multiplier was pretty exotic too. The camera itself was a "handful" and by today's standards was quite fat due to all the electronics jammed inside.

Thanks God (and the engineers) for modern dSLR cameras, may we never need to hold or use a "tank" again. Some of those old Kodak DCS pro cameras weighed a ton literally - and that was before you hung the glass on it...

Here's some RD-175 URLs to peruse:

http://www.epi-centre.com/reports/9605cs.html

http://frhewww.physik.uni-freiburg.d...t/sx020002.htm



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Does anybody know what media this camera will use?

Thanks!

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