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Is the Minolta Maxxum spxi a single lens reflex camera with manual operation of the shutter, aperature and focus? Is there an instruction manual available for this camera? I have an opportunity to purchase this camera second hand but do not know a lot about it. My son needs it for a photagraphy course. It has a AF 30-80 lens.

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SOURCE: QUANTARAY FOR MINOLTA AF 70-300MM compatibility

Usually mounts are unique to a camera manufacturer. There are exceptions. Sony has the Alpha; lenses for the Konica-Minolta are the same mount. Your AF (autofocus) lens will work on it. You might also consider picking up a Konica Minolta 5D or 7D.....they're no longer made and hence are cheaply had.

The MD and Rokkor lenses won't work on the Sony Alpha.
THIS IS A CHEAP LENS (<$50 VALUE) SO I WOULDN'T LET IT DRIVE YOUR DECISIONS!!

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Recently dropped my Konica/Minolta Maxxum

a possible disalignment of the some part of the gear which makes the lens to move..

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SOURCE: Bracketing in Maxxum 5D

Hey arnelsartwor,
To set both exposure and flash bracketing you need to press the drive mode button, and then use the up/down arrows to select bracketing and then use the right/left arrows to highlight the drive mode option and then press the center button to select the desired drive mode. These instructions are on page 50 of your user manual. I hope this helps!

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SOURCE: Canon EOS 40D aperature issue

Check the operators manual - you need to 'activate' the aperture control.

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SOURCE: Minolta Maxxum 7xi Complete User Guide

Hi, look this:
http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/manuals/film-cameras/film_af_slr/index.html

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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