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Community Level 3leannerobo...


Perfection for Professionals Review with images

Advantageseasy to use with manual settings for pro's

Disadvantagesdosnt have the eyestart feature which i love about the dynax 5

"My partner purchased this camera from EBay for my birthday as I was still using the ancient Praktica MTL5, which was certainly outdated. Style:- The Dynax 404si is quite a compact-sized SLR camera, with performs well in both manual and automatic modes. It has a silver finish with a black grip and a standard silver and black lens. I feel the colouring used gives the camera a classic, sleek professional look. The camera is certainly not ‘big ..." Read review

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Community Level 2AndrePaul


newsFLASH: A Good All-Rounder - Very Long Lasting!

AdvantagesA good starter, a long laster and good all-rounder!

DisadvantagesIts not digital - not overly technical.

"...not style but performance! ...And the Minolta has bags of it! The Minolta 404si is not a new model, it now has a close range of brothers and sister that proceed it. For that reason, the camera tends to be a bit cheaper - even on the high street. In my opinion it is still a worthy purchase, especially if this is your first SLR. Firstly, it has longevity! I've owned this camera for nearly 3 years. It has suffered the usual bangs, knocks and ..." Read review

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Community Level 1pablomorgan

Quick review of Minolta Dynax 404SI

"I finaly came back to slr and real film from digital. I was fed up with missing the picture I wanted. By the time digital cameras turn on the picture was gone.I got my Dynax 404 from ebay with a 200 mm lens,a bag,strap and 12 rolls of 400 film for £30.Superb camera.Easy to use.And I never miss the picture.Continuous advance is a bit slow but for the price I can't moan.No support at Konica for it

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Community Level 1Orion


Superb first choice for good picture quality

AdvantagesLight, easy to use, affordable

DisadvantagesNot as versatile as some more advanced photographers may prefer

"This camera is eay to use with its essential controls very well placed for the user to handle. It has facilities for more advanced users to test and create photographic masterpieces. This as with all SLR cameras provides a much more versatile basis for your photographic needs. With a range of photographic modes it becomes simple for anyone to create well made pictures. The manual adjustment of the lens may cause problems at first for people used ..." Read review

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Community Level 1saltash_sk...


The Dynax 404si

AdvantagesLens qualtiy is amazing,Dynax series has a wide range of differnt kinds of lenses,light Weight strong body,wide range of shutter speeds from 30secs to 3000th of a sec.

Disadvantagesthe hot shoe not fit standard flashes

"...Minolta's own Dynax flashes,or a Minolta adaptor which isnt that much fun but not to much hassle. i got this camera for £179.99p from Jessops all in all this camera is a good first time camera with loads to offer. ..." Read review

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Community Level 1DrJon


Good, but an expensive fault that needs fixing

AdvantagesPretty straightforward to use as a beginner to SLRs

DisadvantagesHas persistent fault with premature film re-wind

"I'm really pleased with this camera in most aspects. I bought it around Dec 2002 and used it as a manual SLR as much as my skills would allow. In this sense I was extremely happy with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone who was wanting to 'get into' SLRs. My only issue with it is quite a serious one. After about a year it began to develop a fault whereby after 6 - 12 shots the film would prematurely re-wind. I've since had it fixed once ..." Read review

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