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Minolta Maxxum 7000 AF SLR camera - Part VI

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Most established 35mm photographic system usually has some important system accessories designed around a specific series of camera model(s). The Minolta Maxxum 7000 was indeed very well prepared by Minolta to ensure all such needs have been well covered. In fact, Minolta has designed not one but TWO film back models for the camera. One for normal application as data imprinting device while another, a more sophisticated unit has been designed to enhance and extend the Maxxum 7000's capabilities beyond the camera normal function as an imaging tool. The concept has been copied and replicated by many other manufacturers over the years and in later years, the second generation of the Maxxum class AF SLRs have incorporated the Program Card function to leads again in the AF race. Comparatively, the professional class Maxxum 9000 which was introduced after the 7000 has more variations and features in this area, Minolta seemed reserved a lot of features packed into Program Back Super 90 and has even designed a 100-exposures Back EB-90 for the 9000 ! Anyway, for normal usage, the two special film backs designed for the 7000 are good enough for most users, even serious amateurs.


With the Minolta Program Back 70, both data imprinting and unmanned camera control can be selected at will, even combined, Imprint exposure control is automatically set according to the film speed setting on the camera ... thanks to sophisticated electronics. All Program Back 70 functions are provided by extremely precise quartz control circuitry to ensure a high level of accuracy and precision.

Data imprinting

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Year-month-day/month-day-year/ day-month-year: An accurate auto-calendar changes dates automatically up to the year
Day-hour-minute.- Imprint the exact moment of exposure.
Count number: Frames can be sequentially numbered either in ascending or descending order.
Fixed number: Any number up to six digits in length can be used to encode any film frame for ready referencing.

Camera control

Start time: The day-hour-minute you want camera operation to automatically begin.
Interval time: From one second to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds.
Shooting frames: The number of frames you wish exposed during set intervals.
Long exposure: Individual or sequential timed long exposures up to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds in length may be set.
Flash interval mode: The flash automatically charges, fires at the designated time, the film advances to the next frame, and the flash turns off after approx. 15 minutes.


Provides an even more advanced camera control and imprinting capabilities The Minolta Program Back Super 70 truly brings new dimensions to photographic creativity. Besides the very useful features of the Program Back 70, the Super offers: *Special Program Memory: Allows you to create your own exposure programs for recall and use at any time.

Automatic Bracketing: Up to nine consecutive exposure can be set in quarter-stop intervals.
Exposure Data Imprinting: Allows printing of aperture and shutter speed used for each exposure on the extreme edge of the film frame (area usually masked by standard slide mounts).

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Silent, remote camera control from a distance.

The Minolta Wireless Controller IR-1 N Set permits the Minolta 7000 to be operated from a distance. The photographer-in line-of-sight up to sixty (60) meters away can control the Minolta 7000 in manual focusing mode by means of this infrared transmitter and receiver set. Three channel operation, in fact, allows multiple cameras to be operated simultaneously or independently in up to three separate groups.

1. Cable CD
2. Cable EX
3. Cable OC
4, Off-Camera Shoe
5. Triple Connector TC-1 000
6. AC Adapter AC- 1000
7. Panel Set PS- 1000
8. Bounce Reflector Set
9. Wideangle Adapter
10. AF Illuminator Unit Al-1000
11. Grip Extension Cable EC- 1000
12. Battery Cartridge PG ..
13. Ni-Ccl Battery Pack NP-2
14. Ni-Cd Charger QC-1
15. Eyepiece Hood EH-7
16. Eyepiece Cap
17. Magnifier VN
18. Angle Finder VN
19. Eyepiece Corrector 1000
20. Focusing Screens
21. Ni-Cd Charger NC-2
22. Battery Holder BH-70S
23. Battery Holder BH-70L
24. External Battery Pack EP-70
25. Remote Cord RC- 1 000L
26. Remote Cord RC-1000S
27. AF 24mm f/2.8
28. AF 28mm f/2.8
29. AF 50mm f/1.7
30. AF 50mm f/1.4
31. AF 135mm f/2.8
32. AF 300mm f/2.8 APO
33. AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5
34. AF 28-135mm f/4-4.5
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35. AF 35-70mm f/4
36. AF 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5
37. AF 70-210mm f/4
38. AF 50mm f/2.8 Macro

39. Filters
40. Portrayer Filters
41. Close Up Lens
42. Gelatin-Filter Holder
43. Body Cap
44. Lens Cap
45. Lens Rear Cap
46. Panorama Head H
47. Lens Case
48. Camera Case
49. Mini Tripod TR-1
50. Copy Stand II
1. Spot meter M
2. Auto Meter 1HF
3. Auto Meter Ill
4. Flash Meter M
5. Color Meter H
6. Booster 11
7. 4X&8X Spherical ND Diffuser
8. Flat Diffuser
9. Spot Mask H
10. Reflected-light Attachment
11. Mini Receptor
12. Sync Cord H

0 Exposure mode key 0 Exposure adjustment key 0 Drive mode key 0 Film speed key 0 Accessory shoe 0 Lens contacts 0 Data panel 0 Back cover release 0 Film window 0 Remote control terminal is Aperture keys 0 Lens release 0 Focus mode switch QD Mounting index AF Coupler Main switch. Self-timer LED Program reset 0 Shutter speed keys 19 Control grip contacts

Operating button Film chamber IS DX contacts 4) Battery holder IS Tripod socket 19 Accessory back contacts 0 Sprocket-V Eyepiece 40 Rewind switch & Rewind release JD Leader index QP A/E Lock

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Credit: Mr Aaron Oh, for lending his old Maxxum 7000 brochure to prepare certain content appeared in this site; LEONID.SL<> for his great image of the Maxxum 9000; Johannes Huntjens <>, LT Jack B. Nunley <> and "Jarret LaMark" <> for their generosity for granting permission to use some of the Maxxum 7000 images appeared in this site; for his image of the Minolta Maxxum 7000 AF Body / Program Back 70;"Camera Works" <> for some superb view of the camera; Dan Dorsey <> for his shots of the 7000 Body w/ Org. Box & Manual; "Rehmat Iqbal" <><> for being so considerate and helpful. Certain content and images appeared in this site were either scanned from official marketing leaflets, Instruction Manual(s) & brochures published by Minolta and/or contribution from surfers who claimed originality of their work for educational purposes. The creator of the site will not be responsible for may discrepancies arise from such dispute except rectifying them after verification. "Minolta", "Rokkor", "X-700", "Dynax" & "Maxxum" are registered trade names of Minolta Optical Inc., Japan. A site dedicated to all Minolta fans worldwide. Site made with an Apple IMac.