Thinking of purchasing a Maxxum 7

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MikeInOr
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Thinking of purchasing a Maxxum 7
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I came across a Maxxum 7 on Craigslist in what appears to be very good to mint condition for $100 a couple hours away from me.  I have always wanted a Maxxum 7 but I haven't touched my Maxxum 7000 for several years now.  $100 for the best 35mm body ever made seems like too good of a deal to pass up though.

The 7 also comes with a 100-200mm f/4.5 lens which doesn't have much value to me.  I have a 50mm 1.7, 70-210mm f/4 beercan, 20mm f/2.8, Sigma 24-70mm 3.5-4.5 and a Sigma 18-35 3.5-4.5 full frame lenses.  Nothing too spectacular.

I kind of always figured that if I ever shot film again I would get a Mamiya 7 or other medium format camera.

I have no doubts of the merits of the Maxxum 7 but would appreciate hearing why people that are still shooting film are doing so?  Are you shooting Negatives or slides?  Color or B&W? Do you print or scan?  I own an A77 is there any reason to own a film camera no less buy another?

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