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Old Feb 28, 2006, 1:15 AM   #1
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What is the difference between Dynax5D and Maxxum5D I can't find any information.

Do they both have the same features?

Do the Lenses fit the same?

Reason I'm asking a guy has 8 Dynax 5D on ebay for $619 which seems reasonable.
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Old Feb 28, 2006, 1:57 AM   #2
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AFAIK the difference is in the market place Dynax for some countries and Maxxum for others so maybe it tells you which part of the world ithe seller is from.

Expect to see quite a few sales as Konica-Minolta has been taken over by Sony. That said they are good cameras esp if you get 'run-out' prices. Long term support and parts is another question as yet unknown.

I'm tempted but I'm bidding on an Oly E500.:-)

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oops - duplicate post.
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I'm not too worried about the parts and such I just don't want to get the Dynax 5D if it won't fit the lenses I purchased already that said they are for the Maxxum5D.

I would imagine they should fit.

I've done a little more reading and it looks like the Dynax is the UK model and the Maxxum is the U.S./Canada model.

Does anyone else know of any other disadvantage to getting the Dynax over the Maxxum?


It's a little quiet in here tonight.


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Old Feb 28, 2006, 5:55 AM   #5
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I have to get a little sleep sometimes. ;-)

The cameras are the same except for the model name.

But, I don't know how Konica Minolta (and soon to be Sony) would handle the warranty if you bought one over the other.

It's my understanding the KM requires a stamp on the warranty card by a vendor for it to be honored outside ot the region a camera was intended for sale in, and I'd make sure to check with Konica Minolta for exact details and restrictions if you go that route.

Some manufacturers will refuse to service a camera if you buy one outside of the region it's intended for sale in, to discourage companies that import them to bypass the regional distributors. Nikon is an example (they will refuse to service a "gray market" camera, even if you are willing to pay them to service it.

You could also end up with import duties and taxex if you're ordering from outside the country you live in, depending on customs policies.

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Are these cameras in general high maintenance or need lots of repair?
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I don't think they've been out long enough to draw any conclusions on long term reliability.

But, any camera can break, even a brand new one.

Out of the box failures happen with cameras from any major manufacturer from time to time.


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Good point once again Jim... THANKS!
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