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Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« on: February 24, 2009, 12:28:24 AM »
Hi All

Have found a second-hand Minolta Maxxum 7000 for sales with original Minolta 50mm lens (no further info - presume kit lens) and Sigma 75-300mm F1.4-5.6 Lens.

Firstly will these lenses work on my a200 and secondly is it worth buying the whole kit for $200 AUD (80 quid) just to get my hands on the lenses, depending on what kind of shape they're in obviously?

Thanks for your help.

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Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 12:38:39 AM »

Probably a 50/1.7. That's worth a bit over $100 AUD (say 140?) depending on condition. Maxxum 7000 worth maybe 20 if working well (and you're interested in film). The sigma lens - well depends, it might be worth getting, but if you plan to upgrade to an a700 or similar in the future, the faster AF drives tend to strip the gears in those lenses.

I'd say 200 is a little high, but if it's the 50/1.4, it's a good deal.

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Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 12:54:18 AM »
Thanks Fother!

Here is the camera...

http://perth.gumtree.com.au/c-ViewAdLargeImage?AdId=98727682&img=http%3A%2F%2Fkijiji.ebayimg.com%2Fi12%2F02%2Fk%2F000%2F7e%2Ff4%2F68f1_18.JPG

I can't pick from this whether it is 50/1.7 or 50/1.4 - any clues?

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Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 01:02:52 AM »

It's the 50/1.7 (note the 1.7 written around the rim of the front element - at the bottom in this instance:  50mm  1:1.7 (22) )

I haven't used gumtree auctions - can you make a lower offer?

Oh, and if it's the 7000 you're after rather than lenses, I have a 7000 I got for $20 (part of a deal) - never used it but was told it works, and has the data back thingo  - you can have it for the same + postage from melbourne if you want ;)

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Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 01:26:07 AM »
Thanks Fother

I've never bought anything through Gumtree either - just happened to stumble across this.

It was really the lenses I was looking at - although not closely enough from how easy it was to spot the '1.7' designation!

Is this 50mm lens going to give me any distinct advantage over the 18-70mm kit lens with my a200?

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Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 09:13:06 AM »
The 50 f1.7 is probably worth getting, it is a lovely little lens giving great colour and sharpness. It is also 'fast' enough (IE has a large enough aperture) to take indoor shots without using flash, or to have a very narrow DOF, etc.
It will certainly allow you to try things that the kit lens won't.

Here in the UK they are going to over £50 on Ebay, so the package probably isn't bad value.
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Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 09:45:56 PM »
Faldrax I think you are six months out of date. When the Euro dropped in price the price shot up as our European cousins snapped them up cheap. You won't have much change out of £100. I'd definetely agree the image quality is a big improvement over the kit lens and as you say well worth getting.
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Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 02:53:39 PM »
I knew they had gone over the £50 mark, but had not been watching the prices (as I already have a nice copy), but am surprised it's gone this high (but probably should not be, having seen the Beercan prices do something similar).
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Re: Minolta Maxxum 7000 Lenses
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 02:53:39 PM »