Minolta Maxxum Lens Mount

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Tim Fecker, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Tim Fecker

    Tim Fecker Guest

    Can someone tell me if the AF lenses that I currently use with my
    Minolta Maxxum 600si will work on a Minolta Maxxum 9? Are the mount
    and contacts the same?
    Tim Fecker, Jul 30, 2003
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  2. Tim Fecker

    Alan Browne Guest

    Tim: you got several responses to your question the first time. Perhaps
    you are waiting for an e-mail reply? In an NG you do not normally get
    e-mail replies, unless you ask for them, and most people do not want
    e-mail replies or to send e-mail replies. You have to check back at the
    NG where you posted.

    Nonetheless: Yes, the Maxxum 9 uses the Maxxum mount and contacts going
    back to the original Maxxum series. Most lenses use only 5 of the 9
    contacts (the other 3 being for motorized zoom for which there are few
    Maxxum lenses).

    My original reply is repeated below.
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    Hi Tim,

    The only trouble I experienced was with a Maxxum 28-80 xi lens. The
    manual focus (which was electrically driven) would not function on the
    9. I sold the xi lens a couple years ago (after buying the 28-70 f/2.8).

    The other AF lenses that I had at the time all functioned fine (70-210,
    75-300 and 50mm f/1.7) on the 9. I only have the 50 f/1.7 left of those.

    The Maxxum 9 should focus your Maxxum AF lenses much quicker than the
    600si. If you have the pockets, or enjoy debt, then I heartilly
    recomend the 28-70 f/2.8; 80-200 f/2.8; 100mm f/2.8 macro and 20mm f2.8
    with the 9.

    If you are making a "buy" decision, then find someone with a 9 in your
    area (if not the seller) and try your lenses. Make sure the full run of
    manual and AF functions are exercised.

    I've only mounted Maxxum lenses on my 7xi and 9, so if your lenses are
    third party, there may be other issues. Contact those manufacturers,
    they may be able to "re-chip" the lenses for Maxxum 9 compatibility.

    FWIW I am a big fan of the Maxxum 9, and I use it all of the time for
    all kinds of shooting. It is the best designed full capabilty SLR out
    there. The EOS-1v and Nikon F5 each have a few better points, but
    overall the Maxxum 9 is king. If you want to buy the vertical grip for
    it, send me an e-mail.

    Alan Browne, Jul 30, 2003
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