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Your favorite Maxxum body? Body giveaway!
Old 07-07-2015   #1
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Your favorite Maxxum body? Body giveaway!

So Minolta users- what was your weapon of choice?
I currently am loving my beer can/Zeiss 24-70 and Maxxum 7 combo (had to clean off the sticky rubber, but damn the camera is NICE to use)

Yours?

In the spirit of clearing out stuff- anyone want a Maxxum 5000 and 450si (for free, I'll even pay shipping)? Not exactly the top of the line bodies- but they're compact and full featured enough
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Old 07-07-2015   #2
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I picked up a 600si a few months ago to use with my 70-210/f4.0. It's lighter that the 7000i that I bought years ago and the controls are more intuitive.
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Old 07-07-2015   #3
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The only two I ever had are the original 7000 and the 700. Loved the 700.
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Old 07-07-2015   #4
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Hi,

I've had the 7000 from new and added a 700i a few years ago.

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Old 07-07-2015   #5
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Would love either one! Never used a Maxxum (or even held) before.
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Old 07-07-2015   #6
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Bodies are claimed
I agree, the 9xi was a slick looking camera- I remember all the brochures I collected of it as a kid
1/12000s max shutter speed! (why do I need that? Who cares!? I CAN!)
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Old 07-07-2015   #7
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I loved the 9xi's look. That camera made me daydream a lot, as a teenager...
It was my main workhorse for some time until i switched to Nikon.

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Old 07-07-2015   #8
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I guess you will allow Dynax cameras

The best AF camera I've used is the Dynax 9. It is amazing as it never gets in the way of getting the picture. I prefer it over the Dynax 7 and the Canon EOS 1v by a long shot (never used the Nikon F6).

The Dynax 5 is a wonderful camera, small and very capable. The only downside it has is it is a bit plasticky.

I also like my Dynax 800si, it is a bit of an ugly duckling, but it simply works. I like it as much as my Dynax 7. Very different cameras, but both are good.

My weapon of choice? Easy, the Dynax 9
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Addy101 - does your Maxxum 5's viewfinder have a weird blue tint to it?
I love that it drives SSM lenses and its TINY (looks weird on with the Zeiss 24-70)
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Old 07-07-2015   #10
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The 9000 is probably the best of the bunch.
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Old 07-07-2015   #11
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Had both Maxxum 9 and Maxxum 7 with grip
I much preferred the ergos and function of the 7
So Maxxum 7 is my fave unless the Sony A850 counts

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Old 07-07-2015   #12
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I have 7000 and 700si (gateway drugs to Sony Alpha DSLR) and now shoot the Sony a200, usually with 2.8/24 or 1.7/50, giving me 37mm and 77mm. I also have two zooms, but I like the primes. I love that Minolta color!
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Old 07-07-2015   #13
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Have the 7000 but...favourite Maxxum body?...

For me, it has tae be the 8000i - ergonomically brilliant (and technically brilliant, in its time)...

It balances and handles beautifully whether with a 50mm prime or a 75-300 zoom. Had it since new, never missed a beat (and never been serviced, nor needed one).

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Old 07-07-2015   #14
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Dynax 7 with the 50/2.8 Macro.

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Addy101 - does your Maxxum 5's viewfinder have a weird blue tint to it?
No it doesn't. Tried both my Dynax 5 and Dynax 4 with my 24-85 and if anything the viewfinder looks a bit warm. The 7 viewfinder definitely looks cool and the 9 viewfinder is in between.

Here's another Dynax/Maxxum camera I own, the quirky but remarkable able Dynax 7xi:

Sony A900 | Minolta 85G | f/2.8 | 1/25s | 320iso
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5 was my first "real" camera
Still have it somewhere - even with a battery grip - haven't used it though for a good 10 years i think, and that's probably RFF's fault.
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Weird- my 5 works fine- but the edges of the screen is very blue
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Anyone noticed the rubber crumbles on the 7000 and 7000i bodies? Shame, I really enjoyed the 7000i, probably will replace it with either an 800si or 600si
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Had a 7000i but it was stolen well before the river had the chance to get sticky. Moved to Nikon after that, but the one model that already had a huge appeal for me was the Maxxum 9000. I loved that it offered manual film advance and the dial on the top deck was very cool in the mid eighties marrying old-style controls with newfangled tech.
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I had a Dynax 5, and still have the Maxxum 450si. Gave the 5 and a couple of lenses to a friend of mine, but the 450si is on the block. As much as I like them (and the whole Minolta system for that matter, beginning with the SR), it just became another system too many, like the Canons and Olympus's.

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I moved from Nikon to Minolta in the 90s because I wanted to use the then new 100-300 APO zoom. Still have 25 or Min AF lenses and twin 9s, twin 9xis, a 7 and several earlier bodies....Hoarding much?... but my justification is they are useable across my film, DSLR and mirrorless stable.

I think the Dynax/Maxxum 7 is my pick of the film bodies. Compact but capable, uses SSM lenses, has some useful or geek features like EV difference depiction on the rear LCD.

Othe favs are 8000i, 9xi,9000.
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