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KONICA FILM SLR to DSLR, is it possible?

May 24, 2012 at 22:00:43
Specs: Windows XP
Hello guys!

I have this cam Konica, i saw it when we cleaned up our stockroom, film slr type, i want it to be you think it can be repaired? if converted to dslr? what should i do? where should i go for estimation of repair cost and convertion? the cam still still have its complete set of lens (sigma) and accessories but the film has its defects. Pls give some advice. tHanks ^_^.

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May 25, 2012 at 02:38:45
Well it certainly can't be converted to a DSLR. Conversion requires that the existing backplate be removed and replaced with a compatible digital back, and digital backs were only manufactured for really expensive film cameras like Hasselblad's and Leica's.

"but the film has its defects"

Not sure what you mean by that. You can still buy 35mm film online but it's really becoming obsolete now. I wouldn't bother with it. Konica was a mass-market brand anyway, not really known for quality. And anyway, nobody is in the business of repairing film cameras today -- it's all digital.

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May 25, 2012 at 07:35:01
It cannot be repaired. Konica-Minolta's camera division was purchased by Sony several years back and they have since dropped support for them.

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May 25, 2012 at 23:29:33
An independent camera shop may be able to fix it. Many purists still prefer film cameras to digital, so if it is a decent quality one then they may be able to help you. Check in your local directory.

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May 27, 2012 at 23:31:22
Thanks for all the replies :) maybe i'll just display it in the house

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