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On/off switch

The main switch should be set to its OFF position when the camera is not in use. This will prevent battery drain or accidental release of the shutter. To operate the camera, move the main switch to ON or ON w/beep position.

At ON w/beep position, the camera gives audible beeps when subject is brought into focus (when the focus button is half pressed) and during self-timer operation.

  • The Minolta 9000 draws very little current even in ON (or ON w/beep) position. It's no problem forgetting the switch in the ON position even for several weeks; however, pictures may be taken accidentally as the shutter release button is not locked when the camera is on.

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The on/off switch in its three possible positions: OFF, ON, and ON w/beep.

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