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Aperture not working smoothly [MINOLTA MAXXUM 7]

At full aperture everything works fine but when I try like a F5.6 the camera gets two shots off and stops.I get ERROR message which clears as soon as I turn it Off and On.

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  • john Dec 18, 2008

    Yes this was the problem.I was not aware MINOLTA had this probem.I have used another MAXXUM 7 for my work as a photographer absolutely NO PROBLEMS! I even bought a third one on EBAY which was listed broken but in fact works! I have used MAXXUM cameras for more than 10 years they really stand up well to a lot of abuse.

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Sounds like the aperture control mechanism is bad (Minolta Maxxums are famous for this problem). I would recommend sending the camera to Sony for repair (Sony now owns Minolta's photographic departments). I've been repairing the Minolta Maxxum cameras for over 15 years and I prefer to send the Maxxum 7 in for this repair do to Minolta's difficult design of this camera.

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