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MAXXUM Autofocus Cameras

Minolta Maxxum 7000 Review

Minolta MAXXUM 7000

World's First Autofocus SLR.


MAXXUM 7000 example photos

Minolta Data Back 70 Review

Minolta Data Back 70

For MAXXUM 7000 (1985-1988)


MAXXUM Autofocus Lenses

See also Sony Alpha Lenses, all of which are compatible with MAXXUM.

Best Macro Lenses 28 June 2013

Sony LA-EA4 Adapter Review

Sony Sony LA-EA4 Adapter

Adapts Minolta MAXXUM AF SLR lenses to Sony NEX cameras, with full autofocus!

NEW! 12 December 2013

Minolta 20mm f/2.8 Review

Minolta AF 20mm f/2.8


Minolta 28mm f/2 Review

Minolta 28mm f/2


55mm filters, 1'/0.3m close focus, 9.9 oz./280g.

Minolta 28-85mm Review

NEW: Minolta AF 28-135 f/4-4.5


Minolta 28-85mm Review

Coming: Minolta AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5


Minolta 35mm f/1.4 Review

Minolta AF 35mm f/1.4


55mm filters, 1'/0.3m close focus, 16.6 oz./469g.

Minolta 35mm f/2 Review

Minolta AF 35mm f/2


55mm filters, 1'/0.3m close focus, 8.2 oz./232g.

Minolta 50mm f/1.7 Review

Coming: Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7

(1985-) Sadly, one of the least sharp f/1.7 lenses around.

49mm filters, built-in hood, 1.5'/0.45m close focus, 6.435 oz./182.4g, +1.0 distortion at 3 meters.

Minolta 50mm f/1.4 Review

Minolta AF 50mm f/1.4

(1985-) One of the best 50/1.4 lenses, significantly sharper than the 50/1.7.

49mm filter, built-in hood, 1.5'/0.45m close focus, 8.050 oz./228.1g, +2.0 distortion at 3 meters.

Minolta 50mm f/2.8 Macro Review

Minolta AF 50mm f/2.8 Macro


Minolta 70-210mm Review

Coming: Minolta AF 70-210mm f/4


Minolta 80-200mm f/2.8 Review

NEW: Minolta AF 80-200mm f/2.8 APO


Metal 72mm filter thread, 44.7 oz./1,267g, 6'/1.8m close focus.

Minolta 85mm f/1.4 Review

Minolta AF 85mm f/1.4


Minolta 100mm Macro Review

Minolta AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro


55mm filters.

Optical perfection.


MAXXUM Autofocus Flash

Minolta Maxxum 1800 AF Flash Review

Minolta 1800 AF Flash


Minolta Maxxum 2800 AF Flash Review

Minolta 2800 AF Flash


Minolta Maxxum 4000 AF Flash Review

Minolta 4000 AF Flash



Manual Focus Cameras

Minolta SRT-101 Review

Minolta SRT-101


Leitz Minolta CLE Review

Minolta CLE

Compact LEICA Electronic


Minolta SRT-102 Review

Minolta SRT-102


Minolta X-700 Review

Minolta X-700



Manual Focus Lenses

Minolta MC ROKKO)R-X 50mm f/1.4 Review

Minolta MC ROKKOR-X 50mm f/1.4


20mm f/2.8 MD W.Rokkor-X

24mm f/2.8 MD W.Rokkor-X

35mm f/1.8 MD Minolta

50mm f/1.4 MC Rokkor-PG

50mm f/1.7 MD Minolta


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