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Minolta Maxxum 7000 w/ 70-210 Lens

Original price $89.99 - Original price $89.99
Original price
$89.99
$89.99 - $89.99
Current price $89.99

This Minolta Maxxum 7000 is the world's first autofocus SLR. It is called Dynax outside the USA, and Maxxum 7000 AF in Europe; it's all the same camera.

There were some earlier attempts at autofocus SLRs prior to the Maxxum 7000 like the Nikon F3AF, but they were kludges with AF systems built into lenses instead of the camera.

The Maxxum 7000 has center-weighted metering, a body-integral AF system, and full digital computer control. The AF motor is in the camera and drives the lens through a screwdriver connection poking out of the lens mount.

The MAXXUM 7000 has a life-sensing touch switch: just touch it and the meter wakes up without needing any pressure on the button. Press a little more to turn on and lock AF and press the rest of the way to shoot.

 

Lenses

The MAXXUM uses the new Minolta "A" mount which was introduced along with it, and lives to this day as Sony's Alpha mount.

Minolta Maxxum AF lenses are fully compatible on the Sony Alpha mount, and Sony Alpha and Zeiss lenses for Sony Alpha likewise work great on the Maxxum 7000.