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Lens compatability Not really a troubleshooting problem, but I can't find the answer. Will the old AF lenses from my Maxxum 7000 work with the Sony A900? I klnow that Sony bought Minolta and that the mounts are supposed to be the same, but the lenses are antique and for a film camera. Any idea?

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Most lenses used on your Maxxum should work with the Sony digital SLRs - some features of the Sony won't be available, like image stabilization, but for general photos you won't notice.

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I have a minolta 7000i non-digital camera with several nice lenses. Are any of these lenses compatible with any new digital cameras?


I am pretty sure that your lenses are just fine for your Digital camera(Minolta or Sony only) as they have the same lens mount. I you choose a KM5 or KM7 digital cameras your lenses will be longer by a factor of 1.4x, same goes for Sony cameras except A850 and A900. They will give you the same magnification ratio as your 7000. Minolta was sold to Sony several years ago, and they have been building a great reputation since. Your AF maxxum lenses will work great on any KM or Sony camera(ADI is available on distance integrated Minolta maxxum lenses only. You can tell by looking at a lens marking which will say "D" if it is compatible with distance integration). I find distance integration an extra not a necessity. If you have some great glass that you love and hold dear, then it would be a great idea to buy Sony. Note that another answer by miket756 is mostly wrong. Yes your lenses will get longer on APS sized sensors, but a 28 mm will never become a 150mm equivalent(thats just stupid). It will look more like 40-50mm on APS-C camera. If you got 2000-2700$ for Alpha850 or Alpha900 than your lenses will retain their mag factors. Good luck.

Oct 26, 2009 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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I have a Maxxum 7000i 35mm camera and in the display there is the word Help flashing what does this mean This happend after i tried a differnt lens, the lens opened than closed The lens that i tried was a...


Konica lenses do not fit Minolta cameras. I think you messed something up.

Minolta MC and MD lenses worked on the older manual focus Minolta bodies. They will also work on the Phoenix and Seagull clones of the old Minolta bodies.

The Konica lens should only ever be mounted on a Konica camera.

Your 7000i is now a Minolta paperweight. You need to send your 7000i for repair or replace it.

You could also look on Ebay for another Maxxum body to use your lenses designed for the Minolta A mount. As a rule, camera lenses are not interchangeable. You can use any Maxxum lens on any Maxxum body as a rule, but Minolta changed their flash shoe after the original 7000 series. Flashes that work with your 7000i will work with any subsequent Maxxum.

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Oct 25, 2009 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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BATTERY COMPARTMENT& PUSH TO SHOOT BUTTON EATEN AWAY BY BATTERIUES GONE BAD


Maxxum 7000 are cheap these days. Get a used one on Ebay and keep yours for parts.
Better yet, get a 7000i, 700xi, 650xi, 800xi or a Maxxum 5, 7, or 9. Why? More focus points, faster AF, more options, same lenses. But you will need to replace your flash.
BTW...remove batteries when you aren't put it away.

Oct 04, 2009 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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Turn auto focus off?


On the left side of the lens right below the silver lens release button there should be a grey switch with the initials "AF" and "M". Switch it to "M" for manual.

Feb 16, 2009 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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Interchangability of camera lenses


rtjohnson1,
the minolta 7000 was the first auto focus slr. you can still buy a good working 7000 on e-bay for around $40.00 to $50.00, or take a 7000 lens to a camera store and try it on a newer model.

Dec 06, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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Aoutofocus stopped working


Start off with the simple things, does it work with another lens, is the AF/M switch in the correct postion for autofocus (AF), are the batteries good.

If all of the above are in order it maybe either the DC/DC converter on the bottom of the camera, this supplies power to various parts of the circuit. or it could be the motor drive transistors, these are located under the front cover and are located where you finger tips rest on the right hand side as you hold the camera.

Both these items are not really user changeable and I know the DC/DC units have not been available new for many years now.

I suggest you have a look for a friendly camera repair shop to pin point the exact cause.

You will have to keep in mind the age of the camera 23 years old parts are a big issue

Sep 06, 2008 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera not working


Dear Minolta friends,
I have recently bought a second hand Maxxum 7000 and a AF lens, but found the body not ocntrolling the aperture while shooting. I know 7000 has someting special. Is my problem is due to lens and body compatibility or actually the malfunction of the body. I am sure the AF lens is ok since i have tried it working with another minolta af body.
Can give me an advice?

Aug 02, 2007 | Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm SLR Camera

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