Minolta Maxxum 7000 – First Thoughts

Along with the recent acquisition of the Canon T70, I was also given a Minolta Maxxum 7000. I have never been a fan of the 1980’s plastic cameras like this one, but after having used it, I’m starting to change my mind. This camera was introduced in 1985 and was the first camera to use both integrated autofocus and a motorized film advance. Changing the aperture and shutter speeds is done by selecting buttons on the top and side of the camera and there’s a readout in the viewfinder. This took some getting used to. While I’ve mostly been using manual focus lenses over the past number of years, there are certain situations where I find autofocus comes in handy… especially with active children running around the house. Below are a couple shots from my test roll using Rollei CN 200.

Camera: Minolta Maxxum 7000
Lens: Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Film: Rollei CN 200
Developer: Unicolor C-41 Developing Kit
Scanner: Epson V850
Catalog ID: 2018-008

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