Manual focus with digital cameras
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A short tip in case you’re using a digital camera - mirrorless or similar - with an adapter to mount a manual focus lens. The common way to perform manual focus with mirrorless cameras is to use focus peaking and focus magnification. This approach gives mixed results, as the focus peaking highlighs hides the image details while focusing, sometimes becoming visualy too intrusive and blocking the subject. The alternative way is to set the camera JPG sharpness to the maximum available value.

Minolta Creative Expansion Cards (1988 - 1997)
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The Creative Expansion Card system was introduced by Minolta in 1988 for use with 7000i series of 35mm film SLR cameras, and was used in several subsequent series of Minolta SLR camera. The Minolta 700si was the last camera to use the Creative Expansion Card system, and subsequent models incorporated some of the functions into the camera itself by means of the Program modes. Each card extended the camera functionality and allowed to produce different effects.

Minolta 9
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The Minolta 9 is an auto-focus 35mm SLR film camera made by Minolta. It is known as the Maxxum 9 in the USA, Dynax 9 in Europe, and Ξ±-9 in Japan. Has a Minolta A-type (Sony A-type) bayonet lens mount, supporting a multitude of auto-focus lenses. To support the most recent SSM lenses the camera requires an upgrade (no longer available). The camera build is robust, with rubberized and weatherproof controls.