Question about Minolta Maxxum 700si 35mm SLR Camera
I haven't used in years, replaced the battery but when i depress the button to shoot a picture, it will focus back and forth, but don't snap the shot.
If the view is dark the mechanism controlling lens opening is likely bad. not enough light and camera cannot focus. Either the control ring has jumped pulleys or the control unit is kaput. Remove lens and look at tab on ring just inside of lens mount by lens release button. that tab should be at approx 2 o'clock position..
Posted on May 01, 2009
I had the same problem. Took it to repair shop and the "gasket" that locks the lens into the camera was cracked. It is a factory part that comes in the camera that is plastic. They replaced it with a metal gasket with a lifetime guarantee. I was told to only use lenses with a metal coupling as well. This was years ago, bu if I remember correctly, it cost approx. $140.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
Try turning off Auto-Focus.
Posted on May 05, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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