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hey i just found my mom's old camera that she doesnt use any more.

It's a Minolta QT si maxxum :confused:. She also has a 28-80 mm lense and a 100-300mm. Does it take good pictures?
 

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Does it take good pictures?
That's an empirical question. Note also that given equipment that works as designed, picture quality is largely up to the photographer, not the gear.
 

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alright well i dont know to much about taking pictures. I just didnt know if it was a nice camera or not
 

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That's an empirical question. Note also that given equipment that works as designed, picture quality is largely up to the photographer, not the gear.
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Go try it out and post here.
 

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hey i just found my mom's old camera that she doesnt use any more.

It's a Minolta QT si maxxum :confused:. She also has a 28-80 mm lense and a 100-300mm. Does it take good pictures?
I'm not sure about that particular model, but generally Minolta SLRs were pretty good. BUt the big question is whether you want to use a film SLR these day? Learning to shoot well with film requires a bigger investment in time - you have to go out and buy film and then go back to the store to process it, and then return again to get the prints. As a serious photographer for 30 years, I think that digital is a much better way to learn - you can shoot, see the results, make adjustments, shoot, etc. I've been all digital for about 5 years.

As for the value of what you've found, film camera bodies sell for very little these days. With the lenses, are they Minolta brand? You may be able to use them on the Sony DSLRs (Minolta was bought by Konica, and then Sony) but older lenses may not be compatible.

Finally, if you do want to get into photography serious, think about what type of shooting you'd like to do and how much money you have to spare for equipment. Based on that, I'd be happy to make a recommendation on gear. FYI, if you're curious about what I shoot, check out here:

www.pbase.com/jeffp25

especially here:
http://www.pbase.com/jeffp25/ukvehicles2007

I've only had my WRX for two weeks, and no time to get any good shots of it yet.
 

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I'm not sure about that particular model, but generally Minolta SLRs were pretty good. BUt the big question is whether you want to use a film SLR these day? Learning to shoot well with film requires a bigger investment in time - you have to go out and buy film and then go back to the store to process it, and then return again to get the prints. As a serious photographer for 30 years, I think that digital is a much better way to learn - you can shoot, see the results, make adjustments, shoot, etc. I've been all digital for about 5 years.

As for the value of what you've found, film camera bodies sell for very little these days. With the lenses, are they Minolta brand? You may be able to use them on the Sony DSLRs (Minolta was bought by Konica, and then Sony) but older lenses may not be compatible.

Finally, if you do want to get into photography serious, think about what type of shooting you'd like to do and how much money you have to spare for equipment. Based on that, I'd be happy to make a recommendation on gear. FYI, if you're curious about what I shoot, check out here:

www.pbase.com/jeffp25

especially here:
http://www.pbase.com/jeffp25/ukvehicles2007

I've only had my WRX for two weeks, and no time to get any good shots of it yet.
Yea the lenses is minolta. im just trying to get some nice pictures of my car. thanks a lot for the help
 

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thats a few that i took.. what do you guys think
 

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They look good to me!
 

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Thanks guys
 

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It was my first time trying this whole picture thing
 

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Those are very nice pics. I have a minolta stsi, was my first slr that I bought back in 1998. You can definitely learn a lot by constantly shooting with an slr, it'll just be kinda expensive with the cost of film and developing.
 

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haha yea i know i went through 4 roll's of film in a day.. here are some more i took.














haha dumb dog
 

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THose are some nice pics! I use my Dslr a lot, but recently have been shooting with a n90s that I picked up on ebay for $96. Once you get familiar w/ yr camera, you should look into getting a nice flash that you can bounce, as well as lenses with larger aperture for low light shooting.

good luck!

Alex G.
 
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