Saturday, March 19, 2011

Minolta Maxxum 9 Review

Minolta Maxxum 9 Review
March 2011, Carl Garrard
*All images of the Maxxum 9 were shot with the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Minolta Maxxum 9 Professional 35mm SLR Camera (Body Only)

Why not review a film camera? Certainly the Maxxum 9 still breathes life, and it is one of the finest film SLR's ever to come from Minolta's design team. This is also the SLR that set the bar for many Alpha cameras to come after it. Therefore the Maxxum 9 deservedly should continue to be commemorated and celebrated. Part of me also wanted to cut my teeth with a film camera review for the first time; and to do so on a film camera that is arguably one of the finest SLR's ever designed - I find it an honor. Yet before we get going though, I wanted to share a couple of thoughts about film and film photography in general which has much to do with my initial motivation to pick up the Maxxum 9 in the first place.

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