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    Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    I have just got my hands on each one of these cameras (just this morning). Haven't really had a time to play with them but was wondering if anyone knew where I could get my hand a manual (preferably free) for either of these. Or even the SR2, to give me a clue.
    Failing that, if anyone can give me a rough idea on the various knobs and buttons attached, I owul dbe very grateful


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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    Nikki,

    did the usual check of Google and it would appear that you can get hold of free manuals for just about every Minolta SLR except for the SR 1 & 2, mind you there are a couple of American sites selling manuals (but for silly dosh).
    I'm not sure, but Geoff (Canonball) has more knowledge of the Manual Minoltas than I do, might be worthwhile in sending him a 'private' and he may be able to help you out.

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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    I did have a Seagull clone of the SR-1 once, but can't remember much about it. If you can post a picture, though, it may all come flooding back!

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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    "it may all come flooding back!".......I see they still haven't managed to get a handle on your old incontinence problem then Nick! &lt;img src="/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif"&gt;

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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    Nick,

    try here for images of the SR1 http://www.cameraquest.com/minsr1b.htm http://www.cameraquest.com/minsr1b.htm to see if it is similar to your old Seagull (PS is it not a bit wiffy by now?)[img]/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif[/img]

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    Do you get wafers with it?

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    I presume you've had a long day Paul - Nick said Seagull Clone or is this just wishfull thinking[img]/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif[/img]

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    Def long day, not done much with it though. I was refering to the Monty Python Albatross sketch

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    Right, long day as well "My Brain (what there is of it) Hurts[img]/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    Here you go then Nick, but don't blame me for the nightmares. [img]/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    Yeah, that's the beastie, but I can't remember anything all that odd about the controls - mostly pretty conventional. Lens release button is a little unusual, but pretty obvious. Seem to recall some switch or lever on the side of the lens mount/mirror box - can't recall what it was - mirror lock-up or rewind release switch, I think? Maybe it was just the PC socket - it was a long time ago!
    Sorry, I really can't remember any more.

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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    Yeah, the only slightly uncoventional controls are the lens release which is on the front of the mirror box, and you need to slide it downwards to release the lens, and on some models, later than mine, the mirror lock up was operated by a chrome button on the right side of the mirror box, which you push and turn to lift the mirror.

    Early models didn't have the mount for the meter, later ones had a revised mount, more like a hotshoe, which was carried over to the new body style when the SR-1s was introduced. The only difference between the later SR-1 and the SR-1s was the top shutter speed, 1/500 on the SR-1 & 1/1000 on the SR-1s

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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    Thank you for everyone's help. I have managed to get myself all the information to set me on my way.

    I now know which end of the camera to look through &lt;img src="/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif"&gt;

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    Re: Minolta SR-1 & SR-1s

    &lt;i&gt;Strangely the SR-1 was not Minolta's first SLR, that honor belongs to the SR-2. &lt;/i&gt;
    very strange!The SR-2 came before the SR-1!
    Nice looking camera tho.

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