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Minolta Dynax 9
The Story Behind

My second Minolta SLR - besides the old X-700.
Some say, this is the best film autofocus SLR ever made.

Technical Data
Manufacturer Minolta
Built 1998ff
Price  
Camera Type
35mm SLR with built-in flash, autoexposure (AE), and
omni-dimensional predictive autofocus (AF)
Lens Mount
Minolta A-type bayonet mount
Viewfinder Eye level, fixed pentaprism, 100% field of view
Magnification
0.73X * With a 50mm lens focused at infinity.
Focusing Screen Spherical matte, user interchangeable screens available.
Diopter
-1 diopter, Adjustment: -3 – +1
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speeds 30 sec. - 1/12000 sec., bulb
Flash Sync Speed
1/300 or slower (synchronizes with all speeds in HSS
mode).
Focus Type
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 3 beam LED.
Automatically activated in low-light/low-contrast situations.
Range: 0.7 - 7m (With a standard 50mm lens.)
AF Control
Single-shot, continuous, automatic AF-mode selection
Exposure Modes
P, A, S, M (PA/Ps available as a Custom Function)
Exposure Type
TTL metering; direct TTL metering for flash
Metering Cell
Ambient:14-segment honeycomb, center weighted average, spot (5.5 Ø)
Flash: 4-segment SPC
Metering Range
14-segment metering: EV 0-20, (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens)
Center weighted average: EV 0-20, Spot metering: EV 3 - 20
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 and Continuous advance (2 or 5.5 frames/sec. (4.5 in continuous AF mode)), self-timer (10 or 2 second), exposure bracketing (single frame or continuous advance), and multiple exposure.
Rewind
Auto rewind, manual start (Count-down display) High speed or Silent.
Frame Counter Forward (shows number of exposures taken)
Built-In Flash GN 12 (ISO 100 in meters)
Coverage 24mm angle of view
Recycling Time Approx. 2.5 sec. (according to Minolta test methods)
Modes
Fill-flash, Fill-flash with red-eye reduction, Flash Cancel, Wireless flash, Slow-sync, and Rear-flash sync.
Power
Two CR123A lithium batteries
Dimensions
155 x 111 x 75mm (WxHxD)
Weight 910g (w/o camera battery)
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