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Eyepiece, adjustment and shutter

Eyepiece adjustment dial

This control enables near- or farsighted users to make dioptric adjustments to the eyepiece. Dioptric adjustment range is from -3 to +1 diopters.
To adjust, look through the viewfinder and turn the dial until the focus frame (not the picture) appears sharpest. In fact, this is easiest to do if you remove the lens first. If additional correction is needed, a Minolta Eyepiece Corrector 1000 can be attached to the camera's eyepiece.

Eyepiece shutter

The Minolta 9000's eyepiece shutter should be closed whenever you are taking photographs with the eyepiece not shielded by your head, as in remote-control photography, self-timer operation, or during long exposures. This will prevent stray light from entering through the eyepiece and affecting the exposure reading.


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The eyepiece shutter, open and closed.

Mounting index Bayonet mount Aperture stopdown pin Lens lock pin Lens release button Self timer LED Shutter speed up/down control DOF preview switch Lens contacts Aperture up/down control Focus mode switch Remote control terminal (covered) Matte screen Bottom contacts for accessories Battery compartment Rewind release Coupler for motorized film winding Coupler for motorized film rewind Handgrip PC socket Focus drive coupler Mirror Tripod socket Serial number Back release lock Lighting window Diopter adjustment dial Eyepiece shutter lever AEL button Accessory shoe Finder Film window Film advance lever On/off switch Multiple exposure button Strap eyelets Strap eyelets Strap eyelets Exposure mode selector Shutter release button Self timer switch Exposure adjustment button Frame counter Back release/ rewind crank / metering selector ISO adjustment button Film guide rails Film guide rails Back removal lever Take up spool Shutter curtains Film winding sprockets Accessory back contacts Back release latch Rewind prong DX contacts Back/top Front/bottom Film chamber Alphabetical