Nice find, Minolta X-700 boxes

I’m always on the lookout (chase) for items to add value to my camera collection. Recently I purchased a super nice Minolta X-700 35mm SLR and Minolta 50mm f/2 lens from a local collector who swore he still had the original boxes that the camera came in. After much searching around his home, he discovered them packed away in a seldom-used Christmas ornaments box. The boxes are factory fresh since he put them away when still new.

Factory fresh!
Includes the foam inserts.
The outer shipping box is a bit rough but it did its job and kept the presentation boxes fresh.
A body cap and a rear lens dust cap. An added bonus is the little plastic insert that covers the film pressure plate.

I don’t have the camera and lens anymore so it’s a good time to pass this set along to the next collector. If you are interested they are available in my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com. Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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Happy SUNday! – Minolta Madness

Another beautiful Minolta has found its way into our collection and to be quite frank, we have more SLRs than we could ever possibly shoot with or even display. So, this lovely Minolta X-700 MPS is available in our camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Minolta X-700 35mm film camera set.
Minolta X-700 MPS (Minolta Program System) with sharp Rokkor MD 50mm f/2 lens.
This Minolta can be shot on full automatic exposure, aperture priority, or fully manual where you set both the shutter and aperture.
The X-700 is super easy to use and to me is lightweight enough to carry around all day.
The full-color brochure (over 40 pages) is filled with charts, tables, lists, and features of every Minolta lens and accessory available. The brochure is rather har-to-find and it’s included with the camera.

The Minolta X-700 is truly the heart of a complete system (MPS) of data backs, motor drives, flash units, lenses, focusing screens, close-up and macro accessories, meters, and cases. It’s one of our favorite 35mm SLRs to use. If you’re interested, pop on over to our shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com which is hosted by Etsy. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris & Carol

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Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 70-210mm Lens Set

This is the more desirable constant aperture f/4 lens that will mount with all Sony Alpha digital bodies and of course, Minolta AF mount cameras.

Minolta Maxxum AF Zoom 70-210mm f/4 Lens
for 35mm Minolta SLR Cameras
and Sony Alpha Digital Cameras

– Minolta AF Lens Mount
– Fits Sony Alpha Mount Cameras
– SN 19104170
– 12 elements in 9 groups
– 55mm Filters
– Internal Focusing & Zoom
– Constant f/4
– Macro
– Known as the ‘Beercan’

* The lens can be adapted for use on digital cameras.
* This is a high-quality lens that is well-built.

*The condition is overall near mint with just a few very
minor paint wear areas on the lens barrel.

*The lens is super clean – no dirt anywhere and only
some minor specs of dust. No mold, no fungus
that I can see with a bright LED light.

*The lens functions perfectly. The aperture blades are clean
and snappy, the lens mounts securely, and the focus is smooth
and spot on.

*The set includes the original Minolta lens caps, a Minolta
lens hood, and a Toshiba 55mm screw-in Skylight (1A)
metal and glass filter with Toshiba plastic case.

It’s a one-owner lens that has never been
offered for sale before.
I believe the lens was built in 1985 in Japan.

Includes the lens, a Minolta lens hood, Minolta front and rear lens caps, and a Toshiba 55mm screw-in Skylight 1A filter.

This wonderful lens set is available in my online camera shop http://www.ccstudio2380.com which is hosted by Etsy. It mails nearly Worldwide so if you’re interested pop on over and check it out. Additional pics are listed with the lens.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by, and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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New arrivals in my camera shop!

Just in time for Christmas shopping, I’ve added many new items from my collection of cameras, lenses, and photogear. Almost everything is on sale at 10% off and most have free or reduced shipping to customers in the USA. I do ship worldwide too. You can shop in my online store at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

More items are being added daily as I continue to list from my collections of things. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Monday Picks – new cameras in my camera shop!

Happy Monday! I’ve added some new cameras and photo gear in my online camera shop hosted by Etsy at http://www.ccstudio2380.com over the weekend. Take advantage of these awesome finds at a 10% discount. I mail worldwide.

You’ll find an exciting array of cameras, collectibles, lenses, and photo gear in the shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Minolta Maxxum 7000i aka Dynax and a-7000i

Hello all! The next camera from my collection is headed to my online camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com

Everything was still Made in Japan with this model.

Released in 1988.

Everything has been tested with a fresh Panasonic 2CR5 battery and all is good. The flash “talks” to the camera controls making nearly automatic flash photography simple and easy. The Minolta bag is like new and so is the camera – only a few scuffs here and there on the outside finish. It’s super clean inside and out (just like all of my cameras). The AF Minolta 50mm f1.7 lens is optically clean, clear, and sharp. Two Minolta camera straps are included as is the front and rear lens caps and body cap. The eyepiece, hot-shoe cover, and 2 expansion cards are also included. What I like is just how simple this camera can be to operate in full automatic mode or go old school and go full on manual.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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The Minolta 35 – updated info from Paul Sokk

Hi all. I wanted to share my good friend Paul Sokk’s outstanding website that mainly deals with TLR cameras made by Yashica, Paul has added a comprehensive outline and history about the early years of Minolta and concentrating his research on the Minolta 35. Here is the link to his Minolta pages. http://www.yashicatlr.com/Minolta35.html

I hope you take the time to pop on over to Paul’s site as you’ll be drawn in with his excellent facts, advertisements, charts, and of course, pictures of each model and any known varieties and types. Let me just say his works are always well researched and presented in a clear telling of the entire lineup of cameras and lenses.

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Sigma Minolta 100-300mm Zoom

I discovered this wonderful lens locally as it was for sale by the original owner. This one was mated to a Minolta Maxxum 7000i 35mm SLR film camera (1988).

Awesome auto-focus telephoto zoom lens with a Minolta mount.
It’s a large lens with a wide zoom range – not heavy so it’s a joy to use.
Fully extended.

I have this lens in my online camera shop and I’ll be listing the Minolta Maxxum 7000i shortly.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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