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My Konica Minolta 5D died today :(


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Unfortunately my Konica Minolta 5D from January 2006 passed away this afternoon. After almost 15 1/2 years the cruel First Frame Black issue struck resulting in mostly black or half black frames and a need to cycle the power switch. It still takes a normal photo in less than 1/3 of the shots attempted, but almost never two in a row. 😢

Fortunately I don't need a taxidermist to keep using it as a paperweight :), but for sure I'll miss the CCD sensor rendering which was specifically nice for flower macros and lucious landscapes.

Here's the last photo I got out of it:

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I had two 5D's and one 7D. They had the best colors of any of the older A-mounts and a perfect match for that Minolta 100mm. Unfortunately mine all suffered the same fate as yours.


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I was a big Minolta maxxum fan. Favourite lens was the 135 2.8 with the built in hood. Still have my Sony A100 and 50mm macro. But hasn’t been used in years.