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Lens Review

Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm F1.4 Lens Sample Photos

Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm F1.4 Lens is a full manual focus lens originally designed for Minolta manual focus film cameras. It can also be used on some newer film cameras to achieve full automatic exposure using either Shutter speed priority or Aperture priority auto exposure.

The lens performed quite well on a digital camera, using a Fotasy Minolta MD MC Rokkor Lens to E Mount Adapter I have included some sample photos taken using this lens on a Sony A7 IV mirrorless digital camera. Expect the lens to perform much better on any Minolta film cameras.

You can probably still find a good used MD lens on eBay.

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Camera Review Film Photography

Minolta X570 Review

In this video, I give you guys an overview of the features of the Minolta X570 35mm SLR film camera. 35mm Films: https://amzn.to/33hmo2N 35mm Film Scanner: https://amzn.to/3qA9lCo

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Film Photography Film Review

Kodak Ektar 100 Film Test Olympus OM2n + OM Zuiko 28mm F3.5 Lens

The first roll of color negative film: The Kodak Ektar 100 (expired for about 3 years) from my Olympus OM2n, shot mostly on the fantastic Zuiko 28mm F3.5 (single coated) wide-angle lens.

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Camera Review Film Photography

Five Classic 35mm Film Cameras Compared: Olympus OM-1, OM-2n, Minolta X-570, X-700, Yashica GSN

In this video, I’m comparing some of the popular 35mm manual focus film cameras from the 70s and 80s: Olympus OM-1, Olympus OM-2n, Minolta X-700, and Minolta X-570(X-500), as well as a rangefinder camera from the 60s: a Yashica Electro 35 GSN. If you are new to film photography and want a manual focus film camera experience, I offer some of my own personal opinion and suggestions in this video to help you decide on a camera that best fits your needs.

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Camera Review Film Photography

Yashica Electro 35 GSN Rangefinder 35mm Film Camera Review

In this video, I review the increasingly popular rangefinder from the 1960s: A Yashica Electro 35 GSN, showcasing some of its features and quirks.

You can find plenty of these cameras used on eBay

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Camera Review

Bottom Capacitor Replacement On Minolta X570/X500/X700

If for unfortunate reason you’ve landed yourself a non-functioning Minolta X series film camera, this video will show you how to replace the infamous inferior and often defective capacitor on the bottom of the camera. For X700, there is an extra cap on top plate, which is hard to get to…

But before you attempt to replace the caps, check your battery cap for conductivity first! A lot of times corrosion on the battery cap will prevent the camera from power-on https://youtu.be/x0bQj0OfR5A

Some tips on replacing the capacitor on Minolta X-700. This is a well-known problem and happens on most of cameras as of now (The year 2022)… Basic soldering skill is required to do the soldering of Cap 1 (capacitor on the bottom of the camera). Advanced soldering skills and lots of extra time are required to replace Cap 2 (capacitor at top of the camera), Cap 2 replacement is NOT covered in this video. Now if you have no soldering skill, I highly recommend watching this how-to-solder video as the guy explained and demonstrated it perfectly: https://youtu.be/f9fbqks3BS8

JIS Crosspoint Screwdriver REQUIRED to service most Japanese cameras: https://amzn.to/3FxOC7b

And this is the best capacitor you can get for the X-700/X-500/X-570. I bought a pack of 10 for like $10 bucks. https://www.digikey.com/en/products/d…

Warning! #1:This video is provided for informational purposes only. I’m not responsible for damages caused to your camera should you decide to perform a capacitor replacement on your own camera.

Warning! #2: Be sure to check polarity on the caps before you align and solder it onto your camera, X-700 have different polarity on the circuit board as compared to X500/X570 so make sure to double, even triple check polarity during removal of the existing capacitor on your camera.

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Film Photography

Used Film Camera Buying Tips: Minolta X700

In this video, I talk about my experience buying a used Minolta X-700, so you don’t have to fall victim to shady sellers.

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Camera Review

KEH.com Ugly Grade Leica M2 Unboxing and Review

Update: I am returning this Leica M2. A follow-up video explaining my reasoning not to pursue the Leica M ecosystem will be out soon.

Never expected my first entry into the wondrous world of the legendary Leica world would be an Ugly grade Leica M2 from KEH.

They had it at a price too good to pass, and there is a full refund policy within a couple of weeks, so I took the gamble.

In this video, I share my initial unboxing experience and explore this Ugly Grade Leica M2 from KEH.com

This particular camera had a manufacturing date that’s the same as my birthday… This camera is exactly 17 years older than me…

Will it outlive me? Only time will tell… Cheers!

P.S. This content is NOT sponsored by KEH. (But I do like their consistent service.)

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