MAXXUM 7000 Lens Options

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by daryl1138, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. daryl1138

    daryl1138 Guest

    My father has a Maxxum 7000, which he bought with a 30-70 zoom lens
    with macro mode. He’s bought a few other lenses over the years
    but this zoom is his primary and it is beginning to fall apart. The
    camera is still in good shape. Yes it’s older than dirt,
    rudimentary in auto focus by today’s standard and painfully
    slow, but it suits his needs and he is happy with it. I’ve done
    a bit of searching and found Minolta no longer supports this model.
    What are his options to replace this lens? Will current Minolta
    products fit and function?

    Thanks in advance.
    daryl1138, Jun 17, 2004
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  2. Any Minolta AF lens, except the xi series power zoom lenses (happily, there
    aren't many out there), will work with the 7000.

    Mike Lipphardt, Jun 17, 2004
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  3. daryl1138

    Alan Browne Guest

    Maxxum lenses are compatible up and down the line. A Maxxum lens
    you buy today should work on that old beast.

    But avoid xi lenses if you can (they are no longer made, but if
    you come across a used one, just give it a curious glance, no

    I don't know the lens you're referring to, there is nothing like
    that in todays range. So look for a used one, perhaps on ebay.

    If macro is a neccesity in a similar focal length range ... not
    sure what is the best course... Minolta no longer have macro-zoom
    lenses (new). Sigma might have lens that does the job, but in
    this range the optics will likely not be great.

    If macro is not a neccesity then the 28-100, 24-105, 28-105,
    35-70, 35-80 lenses may be of interest.

    In that list, I believe the 28-105 is slightly sharper than the
    24-105. The others I don't anything about, others may chip in.

    Alan Browne, Jun 17, 2004
  4. daryl1138

    Magnus W Guest

    (daryl1138) wrote in
    If he was happy with his 35-70/4, by all means buy another one. They are
    very common on the used market, dirt cheap, and excellent.
    Magnus W, Jun 20, 2004
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