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I would like to thank Minolta corporation, especially in Japan, for giving me the permission to use the text from the 9000 manual. I would also like to thank Minolta Sweden for the great support they give their customers. No, I don't get paid for writing this.

Of course I am most grateful to the people who have taken their time to contribute to the Minolta community with FAQs, how-tos, et cetera. Thanks to Chris Print for his excellent Minolta 9000 FAQ, to Eric Loyd for the Minolta FAQ, and to Bo-Ming Tong for his First Camera FAQ.

I also owe many thanks to people on the Minolta Mailing List who have contributed to this site, not only through published words such as different FAQs, but through tips and tricks freely provided by mail to a great community of Minolta users just out of will to help. Thank you all -- you know who you are.


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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