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Old Thursday 28th July 2005, 11:50   #1
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new Minolta dslr - Dynax 5D

I see that Konica-Minolta have a new digital slr on the way (haven't seen a date or price yet).

From what I've read the Dynax 5D is much like the 7D - it's a 6mp camera which has Minolta's Anti-Shake system. It is small and lighter (why are camera manufacturers so obsessed by reducing the size of dslrs?) than the 7D and has a few less controls. The camera has a massive 2.5" screen which should make reviewing images a pleasure. It has a 1.5x crop factor and will shot at a rate of 3fps (for 10 frames - shooting large jpg).

It looks like this is Minolta's answer to the Canon 350D and the Nikon D50, so presumably the price will be comparable (if not I think Minolta will have made a big mistake). Let's hope Minolta get it out soon, so as not to miss the boat again - they seem to have been very slow getting into the dslr market. Had this camera been out a year ago I might not have switched from Minolta (film) to Canon (digital)...

Here's the link to it on the Konica-Minolta website - lots more info and some pictures...
http://konicaminolta.com/products/co...camera/slr/5d/
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Well after a great deal of soul searching I finally made my decision and have gone back to Minolta.
I was going to get the 7D but having read the user comments and looked at the images from the new 5D decided to go for that instead and with a bit of luck should have it in my hands by the end of the week.

http://www.letsgodigital.org/html/re...ax/5D_EN1.html
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Digiscoping with Minolta 5D

I have just purchased the Minolta 5D and wondered whether anyone has any experience of digiscoping with this model? I also have a Nikon 80a spotting scope. I am new to digiscoping (have had a go at hand held) but would love to purchase an adaptor so I can use my spotting scope either with the Minolta 5D or splash out on more suitable (cheaper) digital camera. Any help anyone can give will be very gratefully received.




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I see that Konica-Minolta have a new digital slr on the way (haven't seen a date or price yet).

From what I've read the Dynax 5D is much like the 7D - it's a 6mp camera which has Minolta's Anti-Shake system. It is small and lighter (why are camera manufacturers so obsessed by reducing the size of dslrs?) than the 7D and has a few less controls. The camera has a massive 2.5" screen which should make reviewing images a pleasure. It has a 1.5x crop factor and will shot at a rate of 3fps (for 10 frames - shooting large jpg).

It looks like this is Minolta's answer to the Canon 350D and the Nikon D50, so presumably the price will be comparable (if not I think Minolta will have made a big mistake). Let's hope Minolta get it out soon, so as not to miss the boat again - they seem to have been very slow getting into the dslr market. Had this camera been out a year ago I might not have switched from Minolta (film) to Canon (digital)...

Here's the link to it on the Konica-Minolta website - lots more info and some pictures...
http://konicaminolta.com/products/co...camera/slr/5d/
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I have just purchased the Minolta 5D and wondered whether anyone has any experience of digiscoping with this model? I also have a Nikon 80a spotting scope. I am new to digiscoping (have had a go at hand held) but would love to purchase an adaptor so I can use my spotting scope either with the Minolta 5D or splash out on more suitable (cheaper) digital camera. Any help anyone can give will be very gratefully received.
Although some people do digiscope with dslr's I have never been able to get on with it. Generally people use a 50mm lens on an slr when digiscoping and some do get very good results. Obviously attaching your dslr to the back of your scope adds a lot of weight and makes the set up very back heavy. Personally I use my dslr and long lens for most of my bird photograhy, but use a small (cheap) digital camera for digiscoping. I have recently looked into cheap digiscoping options, I have a digiscoping set up that cost under 125 for the camera, adapter and a 512mb memory card - http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=44480
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