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Another walk to the rainy Piraeus Port. This time I tried a new setup my Olympus EPL5 and the Minolta MD 50mm f2, along  a CPC Phase 2 SKY filter. All that with the use of a new MD-M4/3 adapter I had for some time and I hadn’t tried out.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Graffiti Drapetsona Port EPL5 AND MINOLTA MD 50mm f2, CPC PHASE 2 SKY FILTER

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

epl5 and minolta MD 50mm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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I love film SLRs when I find one that still works, I want to have a go with it. When I found an old 1988 Minolta Maxxum 3000i body for 10USD I didnt hesitate at all. I know its all plastic, It fully automated with no manual mode. Its a big SLR with Autofocus ,point and shootish bulky camera.Some would say its ugly and only good as a paperwight for nerdish film lovers.

Its a clumsy, dark device with a surprisingly few bells and whistles. A power button, a switch to choose between automatic or manual focus, and of course, the shutter. Advancing the film is completely automatic, and the clever DX system of the Dynax 3000i recognizes the ISO value of your film, so you don’t have to set it yourself.

The camera ergonomicaly speaking is comfortable its basically a straight forward point-focus-shoot experience. Its not heavy but also not lightweight. If you press the shutter button halfway it focuses automatically.

Saint Nikolas Church,Piraeus


Although it was a Cloudy Sunday I mounted a Minolta AF 35-80mm F/4-5.6 shutter cap and  took it out to test it with a roll of Lucky SHD 100 B&W film.

Saint Nikolas Church ,Piraeus

It is good all around film camera that you can get dirt cheap,which is capable of taking nice photos and that you have nothing to worry about when using except framing your shot,point and shoot. Yes it lacks the retro look and its not descreat.It could be a nice gift to a young kid getting into film photography.