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Community Level 1ehoh

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Minolta 500si

AdvantagesHas most of the features needed, good all-round performace

Disadvantagesfeatureset not perfect, some technology niggles

"I bought this camera a few years ago as a replacement for my old Zenit, on the basis of a few magazine reviews and a shop test. It's a competent camera but it doesn't do anything particularly well. Many of the modes/functions it has are only useful for beginners, while it's missing some that you might hope to find, e.g. frame-forwards control (for when you want to do multiple exposures). The "predictive" autofocus is laughable - if you want to capture ..." Read review
21.12.2000

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Community Level 1karma12

karma12

a good camera

Advantagesuser friendly

Disadvantagesslow

"The good points about this camera are that its really very user friendly, and surprisingly durable (has gone everywhere with me ever since I bought it) even the Amazon!! However I have found some bad points about this camera these are its a bit slow on the low light shots, and I know its an SLR but its quite hefty General Comments I have bouth this Dynax 500si in 1997 with my then girlfriend from Dixons in London, England. Always wanted an SLR ..." Read review
07.02.2006

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Description: 1.Except for replicating all functions of a camera's shutter release button, ... more

it still has the function of Self-Timer, Interval
Timer, Long-Exposure Timer and Exposure Count. 
2.Good for time-lapse photography such as flowers
blooming and astrophotography.  3.LCD panel can be
illuminated  Feature:  Delay / Self Timer (DELAY) 
Just like the self timer on your camera. The timer
remote switch allows you to set any delay (in 1
second increments) up to 99 hours, 99 minutes and
99 seconds.  Interval Timer (INTVL) The Interval
Timer can be set to any time period up to 100
hours as well. If you set it to 10 minutes, for
example, one exposure will be taken every 10
minutes until either the film runs out or the
Exposure Count limit has been reached.  BULB/Long
Exposure (LONG) It allows you to take time
exposures up to 100 hours long.  Exposure Count
(N) This setting allows you to set the times of
exposures that will be taken, up to a total 399
times. For example, if you set it to 30 times,
then the exposure will be only taken 30 times.  
Specification:  Timer delay: 0s to 99hrs 59min 59s
in one-second increments   Exposure time: 0s to
99hrs 59min 59s in one-second increments  
Interval: 1s to 99hrs 59min 59s in one-second
increments   Number of shots: 1 to 399,--
(unlimited)   Power source: Two AAA 1.5V LR03
alkaline batteries   Battery life: Approximately
two months of continuous shooting with a delay of
5min, an exposure time of 4min 56s, and an
interval of 5min. Use of the illuminator will
reduce battery life   Operating temperature: -20
-- +50? (-4 -- +122?)  Dimensions: 155 x 40 x 18
mm (6.1 x 1.6 x 0.7 in), excluding projections 
Weight: Approximately 105g (3.7oz), excluding
ferrite core   Length of cord: Approximately 850mm
(33.5in)z   Package Contents:  Timer Shutter
Release Cord x1 (Note: This time remote doesn't 
include the battery! ) English Instruction Manual
x1  Original Manufacture Package x1

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Y-710/S1 Wireless Timer Remote Cord Specification Timer delay0s to 99hrs 59min 59s in ... more

one-second increments Exposure time0s to 99hrs
59min 59s in one-second increments Interval1s to
99hrs 59min 59s in one-second increments Number of
shots1 to 399,-- (unlimited) Power sourceTwo AAA
1.5V LR03 alkaline batteries Battery
lifeApproximately two months of continuous
shooting with a delay of 5min, an exposure time of
4min 56s, and an interval of 5min. Use of the
illuminator will reduce battery life Operating
temperature-20 -- +50C (-4 -- +122F)
DimensionsApproximately 155 x 40 x 18 mm (6.1 x
1.6 x 0.7 in), excluding projections
WeightApproximately 125g (3.7oz), with receiver
Length of cordApproximately 850mm (33.5in)z 
Features:  1) Except for replicating all functions
of a camera's shutter release button, it still has
the function of Self-Timer, Interval Timer,
Long-Exposure Timer and Exposure Count.  2) Good
for time-lapse photography such as flowers
blooming and astrophotography.  3) LCD panel can
be illuminated 4) Delay / Self Timer (DELAY)  Just
like the self timer on your camera. The timer
remote switch allows you to set any delay (in 1
second increments) up to 99 hours, 99 minutes and
99 seconds. 5) Interval Timer (INTVL) The Interval
Timer can be set to any time period up to 100
hours as well. If you set it to 10 minutes, for
example, one exposure will be taken every 10
minutes until either the film runs out or the
Exposure Count limit has been reached. 6)
BULB/Long Exposure (LONG) It allows you to take
time exposures up to 100 hours long. 7) Exposure
Count (N) This setting allows you to set the times
of exposures that will be taken, up to a total 399
times. For example, if you set it to 30 times,
then the exposure will be only taken 30 times. 
Package Contents:  1 x  Timer Remote 1 x  Shutter
Connection Card 1 x  Receiver 1 x  Manual in
English

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