Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm Film SLR Camera with Minolta 50mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Lens, Complete in Original Boxes, with Manuals
Here we have a beautiful Minolta Maxxum 7000 35mm film SLR camera with Minolta Maxxum AF 50mm F/1.7 fast prime lens, manuals, original boxes, and Minolta strap.
This uncommon complete set comes with the original outer boxes, styrofoam inserts, manuals, lens and body caps, and more. The camera is fully functional and ready to produce another lifetime of photos.
The camera is in excellent condition and mechanically perfect. The mirror box, viewfinder, battery compartment, and film compartment are all clean and without damage. The shutter is perfect, as is the lens mount. The autofocus system works as it should, as do all of the electronic and mechanical controls.
The Maxxum 7000 is an autofocus (with selectable manual focus) SLR film camera of excellent quality. It was the first major successful autofocus camera ever, and is a true milestone in photographic history. Its '80s aesthetic is delightfully retro, and it looks like nothing else out there today.
In use, the camera is incredibly capable. While the autofocus system is certainly not as fast or quiet as today's cameras, it works extremely well. The camera is weighty and balanced, and offers excellent tactile feedback in operation. The viewfinder is massive and bright and allows for easy compostion.
Photos taken with this camera are as effortless or controlled as one would like. With full manual shooting and a range of auto-exposure shooting modes, the photographer has the ability to control every aspect of the photo, or to sit back and let the camera take care of the hard work. Minolta's metering system helps ensure flawless exposures in Program mode, while switching to manual mode allows full control of aperture and shutter speed.
The lens is a very versatile 50mm prime with a fast maximum aperture of F/1.7. It is capable of producing excellent bokeh and subject isolation when shot wide open, and when stopped down it is a very sharp lens capable of anything from snapshots to street photography in low light. This example is free of any issues such as balsam separation, fungus, or optical defects. The autofocus mechanism works perfectly, and the control rings spin as they should.
This camera uses common AAA batteries (or AA batteries with a Minolta adapter), which are not included.
The camera will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.