MINOLTA Dynax 600si w/50 1.7
This particular Minolta 35mm film AF SLR camera was identified as a Dynax 600si Classic in Europe, Maxxum 600si in North America. For brevity in this article, it will simply be referred to as the 600si. Released in 1995, the 600si quickly assumed cult status. Instead of push buttons and menus that had become the norm for this kind of camera, the 600si was equipped with knobs and dials. It became known as the AF camera for people who liked older style SLR's. A vertical control grip was also available.
The electronic controlled shutter is vertical travelling with speeds from 30s to 1/4000 sec, plus bulb mode and a flash sync of 1/200 of a sec. The metering is a TTL based system using a 14 segment silicon photocell. It has a sensitivity of 0 to 20 EV and in spot mode 3 to 20 EV (ISO 100, 50mm f/1,4. Metering is based on using DX encoded film, which can also be manually set from 6 to 6400 ISO in 1/3 inc. The exposure modes include, program, aperture priority, shutter priority, and manual exposure.
The viewfinder has a diopter adjustment with a range of -2.5 to 0.5. The film transport has a motorized drive with film automatically advancing after exposure. Drive modes includes single frame, continuous for up to 2 fps, and self-timer. The built-in flash has a GN of 12. The camera is powered by two 2CR5 batteries.
A version with a panorama feature (that masked the film plane from 36x24mm or 1.5:1 aspect ratio to 36x12mm or 3:1 aspect ratio) and a quartz date back, was released as the Dynax 650si / Maxxum 650si and the Alpha 507si in Japan.
The camera with the 50mm 1.7
Cosmetic: Good conditions, just few signs of use. A bit sticky
Optical: Viewfinder clean. Lens clean with no haze/fungus/scratches.
Mechanical: All shutter speeds are accurate and all mechanical functions are working perfectly.