20 Most Recent Minolta Maxxum 300si 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers

Are you talking about the camera reading the DX coding of the film canister? If so, when you place the film in the left side the camera automatically sets the film speed based on the DX coding of the film cartridge. Look in where you place the film canister there you will see the little brass buttons.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Nov 28, 2016

Blinking battery is sign of transport problem. Probably failure of the transport gear unit I the bottom. Minolta is out of business so no parts. Some tech do a fix on this, you would have to call your local repair shops. This is too complicated for a novice.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Oct 14, 2014

The Maxum 300si uses one six-volt 2CR5 battery, which should be available at just about any electronics store. Try a Radio Shack, if they exist in your corner of the world.

You may download a copy of the manual from here.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on May 26, 2014

Sometimes cameras get "confused" if the battery is allowed to die and is replaced. Remove the batteries and wait 30 minutes for the camera to reset then put the batteries back in. This works on rare occasions and does not cost anything to try.

Hope that helps,

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Nov 10, 2013

Press all of its button. Its work perfectly or not. Than check the auto foucus function.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Jan 22, 2013

Get a estimate from the minolta comany.It might not be much.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

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Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Dec 07, 2010

try to get 2cr5 it works :)

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Nov 22, 2010

problems with the Minolta Dynax 300si Battery

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010

if you want to use your current lens, then your only new choice is any of the Sony Alpha dSLR's as they use the Minolta AF mount.

However... your lens will not operate correctly. You may have to manually focus and the auto iris stop down might not work. The only way to find out in advance to to take your lens along to a Sony stockist to try it out, but phone them in advance to ensure that they have a display model with a freshly charged battery.

You will definitely find that your 35mm film lens will have a different angle of view; the smaller sensor on the dSLR means that your lens will appear to have a 1.5x teleconverter fitted. You'll also likely find that your lens will be optically inferior to the modern offerings simply due to greater advances in computer aided design and materials technology, although the actual build quality of your lens may well be better.

On balance, I'd suggest that you continue to use your Minolta 35mm camera and if you buy a digital SLR system just make a clean break and pick whichever system suits your needs best. Unless you already own late model 35mm AF Nikon or Canon gear there's really very little to be gained by trying to use your old equipment on the new dSLR body and potentially a lot of handling issues to interfere with taking photos.

Minolta Maxxum... | Answered on Jan 08, 2010

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