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Centon DF-300 / Minolta X300

Centon DF-300 / Minolta X300

One of my first film cameras – the Centon DF-300 a rebranded Minolta X300 sold by Jessops. Bought it on ebay for £5 bundled with a Centon 50mm f1.8 lens. Not much to say about it, it does what a film SLR camera is supposed to do – take photos. All manual. It’s a nice simple camera, definitely worth the £5 I’ve spent on it.

As a rebranded Minolta camera it uses the MD mount and takes all manual Minolta lenses. You can still find some nice and cheap options on eBay. Like the Minolta 135mm f/3.5

For most of the time when going from home to work or not specifically going out to take pictures, I’ll have this camera in my bag. Mounted with a Minolta 135mm. It works great because the camera is light, easy to use and relatively quiet. It takes 2 button batteries that seem to last forever, that’s something you won’t find in digital cameras. Always ready to take a shot, anywhere.

It may not be the best camera ever, but for that price and the amount of cheap lenses available, it’s pretty good.

Photography taken with the Centon DF-300

The following photos are taken with the Centon DF-300, some dodgy 35mm colour film called ‘Tudor’ and developed in some even more dodgy local photo place.

indoors, taken with Centon DF-300, Vivitar 35-105mm, Tudor film. Centon DF-300, Vivitar 35-105mm, Tudor film.

man smoking, taken with Centon DF-300, Vivitar 35-105mm, Tudor film. Centon DF-300, Vivitar 35-105mm, Tudor film.

motorcycle, taken with Centon DF-300, Vivitar 35-105mm, Tudor film. Centon DF-300, Vivitar 35-105mm, Tudor film.

portrait, taken with Centon DF-300, Vivitar 35-105mm, Tudor film. Centon DF-300, Vivitar 35-105mm, Tudor film.

man with his bird, taken with Centon DF-300, Tokina 28-70mm, Tudor film. Centon DF-300, Tokina 28-70mm, Tudor film.

man smoking, taken with Centon DF-300, Tokina 28-70mm, Tudor film. Centon DF-300, Tokina 28-70mm, Tudor film.