I have an old Maxxum 7000 which I bought new in 1988. It has been out of action for a while, due to an aperture failure. I had intended to get it repaired, but looking at the prices of used SLRs it doesn't seem worth it.
I have a Tokina 28-50 AF zoom, a Tokina 70-210 AF zoom, and a Tamron 500mm manual focus mirror lens. I would like to keep these and replace the camera body with another compatible Minolta.
My options are:
1: Go with a straight like for like replacement (i.e. another used 7000)
2: Go with a more recent generation Maxxum SLR.
Problem is I don't know much about the more recent Maxxums. I would like the same sort of creative control I had with the 7000 so I don't want a fully automatic camera.
So -- opinions please! Remember that I will be keeping the lenses, so please reassure me that they will be compatible with the body.
David in BC