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Minolta Maxxum 5 35mm SLR w/ 50mm f1.7 lens + manuals + original box

Minolta Maxxum 5 35mm SLR w/ 50mm f1.7 lens + manuals + original box

Regular price $205.00 CAD
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The Minolta Maxxum 5 (also called the Dynax 5 or Alpha 5) is one of our favourite 35mm SLRs from the late era of film cameras. It's an engineering marvel: very small and light, easy to use, yet loaded with advanced features. This very underrated camera employs many of the advances introduced with the (rightfully lauded) Maxxum 7 professional SLR in a smaller, lighter package. 


  • Minolta Maxxum 5 35mm film SLR Camera
  • Manuals in English and French
  • Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm f1.7 lens

This camera requires two CR2 lithium batteries (available as an option).

Condition notes
The camera and lens are in very good cosmetic condition (see photos). We film tested this camera and it delivered sharp, correctly exposed photos. We also verified the camera's shutter speeds (except 1/4000 which is out of the range of our tester) and autoexposure accuracy. 



  • Camera Type: 35mm SLR with built-in flash, autoexposure (AE), and action predictive autofocus (AF)
  • Lens Mount: Minolta A-type bayonet mount
  • Viewfinder: SLR roof mirror type, 90% field of view, Magnification: 0.75X
  • Shutter
    • Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
    • Speeds: 30 sec. - 1/4000 sec., bulb
    • Flash sync speed: 1/125s or slower (synchronizes with all speeds in HSS mode).
  • Focus
    • Туре: TTL phase-detection system, multi metering with cross hair type CCD line sensor metering cell. Autofocus and manual focus modes.
    • AF Sensitivity Range: EV -1 to18 (ISO 100)
    • AF Illuminator: Built-in with range of 1.0 - 5.0m. Automatically activated in low-light/ low-contrast situations.
    • AF Control: Single-shot, continuous, automatic AF-mode selection. 
  • Exposure
    • Modes: P, A, S, M, (PA/PS available) and 5 Subject Program modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait)
    • Type: TTL metering; direct TTL metering for flash
    • Metering Cell: 14-segment honeycomb pattern SPC for ambient light and 4-segment flash-metering SPC for flash.
    • Metering Range: 14-segment honeycomb pattern metering: EV 1 - 20, Spot metering: EV 4 - 20 (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens)
    • Film-speed Setting: Automatic: ISO 25 to 5000 for DX-coded film; Manual: ISO 6 to 6400 in 1/3 EV increments; Flash: ISO 25 - 1000.
  • Film Transport
    • Loading: Auto load
    • Drive Modes: Single frame, continuous advance (3 frames/sec.), self-timer, exposure bracketing, and multiple exposure.
    • Rewind: Auto rewind, manual start (Count-down display)
    • Frame counter: Forward (shows number of exposures taken)
  • Built-in Flash
    • GN: 12 (ISO 100 in meters)
    • Coverage: 28mm angle of view
  • Power: Two CR2 lithium batteries
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 127.0 x 87.0 × 60.5mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 335g (w/o camera battery)
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