Minolta 7D finally died... A700 or is the A850 worth twice the price?

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Minolta 7D finally died... A700 or is the A850 worth twice the price?
Sep 1, 2009

My old Minolta 7D finally died. I sent it in to have back focus fixed (with only 30 days left on extended guarantee) and I was overseas when it came back. When I got home I took 3 shots and it stopped shooting. Everything else works but it won't fire the shutter. Past the end of the guarantee period now. Sigh.

SO.

Should I spend twice the money on the new A850 (and have to get new lenses or go back to the old pre-digital lenses) or buy the now almost 3 year old A700?

Comments appreciated!

Russ

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