Minolta Maxxum 5000 35mm Film SLR Camera with Minolta AF Zoom 35-70mm F/4 Zoom Lens, Lens Cap, Lens Hood - Fully Functional
Here we have a beautiful Minolta Maxxum 5000 35mm film SLR camera with Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 35-70mm F/4 lens, lens cap, UV filter, and lens hood. This camera is fully functional and ready to produce another lifetime of photos.
The camera is mechanically perfect. The battery compartment shows no corrosion or damage, the mirror box, viewfinder, and film compartments 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 5000 is an autofocus (with selectable manual focus) SLR film camera of excellent quality. Its pure 1980s 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 35-70mm lens with a fixed maximum aperture of F/4. It is a very sharp lens, and capable of anything from snapshots to street photography. 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, which are not included.
The camera will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.