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Title: Double exposing---- Minolta Max.7000
Post by: groucho on March 31, 2008, 11:33:57 PM
Hi to all !!
I am looking for what I believe is a relatively easy question but I don't know the answer. I recently picked up a Minolta 7000 via ebay and I really am enjoying the addition to my camera collection. I looked through the manual I copied off a web-site but nowhere in there does it say how to double expose a frame. I have an older Pentax and this was pretty easy. Press the rewind button and advance the film lever to stay on that frame for a double exposure, but the "newer" cameras are all automatic like this 7000 film camera ( I also have 2 Sigmas and a Pentax PZ-1p that are all auto cameras). Can somebody please help this old duffer out with some knowledge on double exposing with a newer film camera?? Thank very much   Groucho
Title: Re: Double exposing---- Minolta Max.7000
Post by: AScot on April 01, 2008, 12:55:56 AM
Unfortunately, I do not think the 7000 had double exposure mode, although the manual mentions an Auto rewind stop function. It just doesn't tell you anything about it. :(

I have heard that it should be possible to fool it. If for instance you want to double expose frame 6, You take the pic then rewind. It should leave the film leader sticking out of the cassette. open the back (not in bright sun) and re thread the film back onto the sprocket exactly as you originally did (use a mark on the sprocket). Put the cap over the lens plus a dark cloth (just in case) and start shooting until you reach #5. Remove the cloth and cap and take your double exposure.

Not very professional but it will work, unless the camera rewinds the film entirely back into the cassette, in which case you will need a darkroom to get it out.

The best way by far is to digitize two frames and merge them in a good photo editor, or if you prefer film, get a Minolta 7, possibly the best film camera ever.