Lenses for Maxxum 7000

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Jack Benny, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Jack Benny

    Jack Benny Guest

    My sister picked up a Maxxum 7000 at an estate sale for me and I'm
    wondering how I determine which Minolta lenses are compatible with it
    while I'm shopping around on Ebay? Will any Minolta AF lens work or
    is there some series or something to look for?
    Jack Benny, Sep 4, 2003
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    Dan Pidcock Guest

    All minolta AF lenses have the same fitting.
    Very recently minolta have started making AF D lenses which are only
    beneficial if you have a recent camera that supports it (5/7/9?) but
    they will still work with all the olf AF stuff.

    Dan Pidcock, Sep 4, 2003
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  3. Avoid them not because they have power focus/zoom, but because power
    focus/zoom will not work on the 7000. Those are the only lenses which are
    not backwards compatible. All other Maxxum lenses will work fine.

    Mike Lipphardt, Sep 4, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Yes, good clarification, the power-focus too. (How soon we thankfully

    ...the electrically driven manual focus of the 28-80xi would not work on
    the Maxxum 9. So not even forward comaptible!!!
    ...managed to sell the bugger too!

    Alan Browne, Sep 4, 2003
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    Adam F Guest

    I like the build of the old ones anyway, they match the 7000 and 9000 bodies
    so well too...also they're much cheaper.

    If you're looking for recommendations Jack, get a 50/1.7 (had reports of $30
    at wal-mart!), 28/2.8 (similar price on ebay) and a 100-200/4.5 (light,
    sharp, tough, $35 at cameta.com). With this amazing sub-$100 combo you will
    be able to embarrass people who have spent a LOT (if you practise ;)).

    Adam F
    Adam F, Sep 5, 2003
  6. In your place, I'd forget the 28 - get the 24-50 f4. Lots more flexibility,
    and a supremely good lens. My favorite carry-around lens.

    Mike Lipphardt, Sep 5, 2003
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