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Maxxum 7000 Camera is seemingly operational but the shutter is apparently not working properly as most of the shots are either half or no image. The camera was supposedly repaired by Minolta on two occasions in the mid 90's to little avail as it seems. My question is whether repairing the 7000 is cost effective even though it is one of the first mfg. batches with the crossed xx logo.

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Photolou,
if you can find a camera repair shop to fix it reasonably i would. however there are no new parts available so any replacement parts will have to be good used. be sure they warranty their work.

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