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#1 Mark Day

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 12:25 PM

OK guys, I probably should've checked with you first but I just purchased the Autopack-8 D10.  Main reason was money.  I'd love to have been able to afford a Beaulieu Sxxx8, Nikon R-8/10, etc... but I just didn't want to put a lot of money into a movie camera (yet).  I haven't received it yet but it IS guaranteed to work - something you don't find much of in the world of vintage cameras.  Any thoughts?  Comments?  Should I be "drawn and quartered" for buying a Minolta?  I know the Minolta SLRs were among some of the worst cameras ever made but I did have a Minolta movie camera years ago that was built like a brick......


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#2 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 01:13 AM

It is looks and feels suspiciously much like a R10 :)  Minolta and Nikon even then worked together very much and shared a regiment of parts suppliers and possibly some designers.  So if it works properly you will glad to own and use it. The only disadvantage is that also weighs as much as a R10 :(


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#3 Mark Day

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 07:36 AM

Got my D-10 yesterday.  This is a behemoth, but appears to be a really well made camera.  Can't wait to start shooting.


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