In this video we look at some of the commonly used accessories for the Minolta SR-T 201 35mm film camera. We start with two polarizing lens filters and we discuss their use. I’ve found one to be much easier to use because it has a handle. Then we move to an orange lens filter which is used with black and white film to darken skies and enhance cloud effects.
We also explore accessories such as a viewfinder eye cup used to reduce flare and to make it easier to see through the viewfinder. We look at a shutter release cable as well as the camera’s self-timer as ways to reduce vibration when using a tripod. The shutter release cable also locks making it useful for subjects such as fireworks and for time lapse photography when the camera’s shutter is set at “B”. Finally, we demonstrate the Soligor MK-10A electronic flash. This versatile and powerful flash unit could rotate horizontally and vertically and could be taken off-camera while maintain light readings at the camera’s hot shoe.