COVID update:  We are looking forward to returning to Old Spitalfields Market as soon as possible. Until we can offer you a safe and agreable way to select your camera in person, we have decided to relaunch our website and will be trading online only until further notice. Here, you can be assured that we remain committed to offering you our properly serviced cameras with our usual quality of service and backed with our commitment to great after sales support.

We wish you all well.

During these challenging times, we are doing our best to provide a smooth delivery service. We are using Royal Mail or UPS for all our orders and  despite best efforts some deliveries may be disrupted or altered: 1st Class 24 Hour or Next Day Service may not be guaranteed. Both this carriers are practising social distancing as detailed on their respective pages : 
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Thank you for your comprehension. The team at Greenwich Cameras And Film.

How to use Minolta X700

The Minolta X700 was one of the most pro-consumer advance camera of it's time, offering 3 modes

P: Program mode, very similar to Point and shoot, except that you still have to concentrate on focusing the image correctly.

Advantage: by freeing you of the speeds/apertures control you focus only on the subject. Good for beginner or fast action subject.

A: Aperture priority. With this mode you have no control of the speeds, the camera's computer choose it for you, accordingly to your aperture's choice.

Advantage, full control on the aperture give you control of depth of fields, and allow you to blur the background in portraiture for example.

M: Manual, full control of the apertures and speeds.

Advantage: Give you more creativity. Great for studio photography where action or speeds is not your priority. And the best way to learn how to handle different lighting situations.