Minolta Supreme Freedom Zoom "Elite"
So today I wanted to share some first impressions of a thrift store camera I picked up late last fall. It's been sitting on my shelf till last week when I finally got the chance to get out and put a roll of film through it. The camera in question is the Minolta Supreme Explorer EX Elite which is quite a mouthful huh. I actually remember selling these cameras or at least trying to back in the early 2000's during my camera store days. When I came across it in the thrift store I couldn't pass it up at it was half off tag day which brought it to whopping $1.50. If I remember correctly it retailed for somewhere in the $200 range. Pretty crazy right?
So first off let me give you a little rundown of the features as I know them.
1. 39-125mm f3.5-9.9 (4 element lens)
2. Date mode
3. Night, Portrait and Macro modes
4. Spot metering mode
5. Auto, red-eye and fill flash
6. DX coded ISO 25-3200
7. Panoramic mode