Minolta Maxxum 7000AF

Nominated by many as one of the most important cameras of the century, the Maxxum 7000 was the first fully integrated autofocus 35 mm single lens reflex camera system. The sensors and motors were built into the body of a fully featured camera that included a multimode meter and internal motor drive for film advance. Others such as the Nikon F3AF, Pentax ME-F and Olympus OM-F had autofocus earlier but they were based on add on modifications to existing body designs.

The original Minolta Maxxum can be identified by the crossed XX in the name. The logo has since been changed due to a trademark infringement.

  • 1984 - Minolta Corporation, Japan
  • Focal Plane - B, 1.0 to 1/4000 second shutter
  • Maxxum AF 50mm - f/1.7
  • 35mm
  • Camera courtesy of Ron Leger