Photo Post: Minolta XG2 in Buxton

Well, this week’s post was supposed to be about another new to me Minolta, a 5000, but it died on entry. I loaded the camera and all seemed well, but then I heard a strange noise and the LCD flashed “help”. From what I could figure out and research, there was an issue with the aperture control unit. I tried all the lenses I had and the same “help” message flashed up. So I gave up and put it in the bin. They are not expensive to replace so not worth the money to fix…even if I could.

So I took the expired Ilford Delta 400 film out of the camera and loaded it into my XG2. Then I took it to Buxton to play with while I took part in a digital photo competition. The camera’s mirror did lock up a couple of times but I managed to finish the film. This Minolta month has been a bit of a trial so far. There have been film issues, camera issues, postal issues…a camera I swapped for this month has not yet arrived. I will be surprised if I manage to post anything next week.

So here are most of the photos from my walk around Buxton.

Kind of a weird set, I was in a weird mood ๐Ÿ™‚ But I least I got some results.

4 thoughts on “Photo Post: Minolta XG2 in Buxton

  1. Darrell Meekcom says:

    Haha ๐Ÿ˜ Peggy I can pick up on your annoyance of your Minolta Month! They’re great cameras really, I’ve actually got 3 of the XG range, folk sell them cheap because they think they dont work but…ta daaaa…pop a battery in and off we go! They just dont work manually. I have however noticed a sharp rise in prices this year, Minoltas I’d pay a fiver for last year this year could be ยฃ20 plus! Cameras are a strange market ๐Ÿค”
    Love the photos Peggy….now for a ‘Praktica Month’ maybe? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. Peggy says:

    I think if I have another month, it will be for a film or a format. That way I can swap cameras more readily. This is the life of junk camera wombling I guess. Not everything will be perfect.


  3. Roger B. says:

    Junk camera or not, your photos are a pleasure to view. Proof that a real artist can create fine work with sub-stellar tools.

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