So - I was lucky enough to be GIVEN - thats right GIVEN an immaculate Minolta 9000 AF today.
It came with every accessory you could think of! Flashes, infra red flash, light meter, bags galore - you name it its probably in the bag. Its not exactly immaculate - the rubber hand grip is faded to grey and there is the usual small bleeding on the LCD screen - but everything else is mint and works perfectly. I was flicking through eBay for some bargains last week at work and one of the supervisors must have seen it, tonight he bought his camera in and said I was welcome to have it, he hasnt used it in a while and has upgraded to digital - so long as I use the camera and dont sell it, it's mine. Not a bad request when you get a camera in this condition. The flash equipment was still wrapped in its original plastic bags. Everything has been so well looked after its incredible. I'm very thankful! Can't wait to get a few rolls of film through this and see how they turn out compared to my Canon A-1.
Post by yashica1943 on Jul 31, 2018 13:31:59 GMT -5
In my opinion you have been very lucky. I bought my Minolta 9000 AF new in about 1987 and used it a lot. I sold it about 5 years ago which I regret. (The bleeding on the lcd screen annoyed me intensely and I think that Minolta UK quoted me £90+ to replace it. They probably threw the new stock parts away when Minolta finished!) I used mine mainly with the Minolta 35-105mm zoom which is a superb lens. Also the 135mm Minolta is extremely sharp. Good luck with yours.