Minolta Vertical grip

Discussion in 'Sony/Minolta' started by natureslight, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Hi - in the process of cleaning out the attic, I came upon a brand new, unused Minolta VC-9 vertical grip. I switched to Canon about ten years ago and have no use for this grip. I'm having difficulty finding what camera(s) the grip might fit. I suspect (based only on the fact that the only Minolta camera I ever owned was a film camera) the grip was meant for a film camera. However, are grips ever interchangeable or must they fit only a particular camera? Also, if anyone can point me to a website where I might learn which camera(s) the grip was designed to fit, I would be appreciative. Thanks!
     
  2. The VC-9 is designed for use with the Minolta Maxxum 9 or Maxxum 9Ti (in North America Dynax 9 or Alpha 9 in other markets).
     
  3. Thank you, Robert. I was hoping it fit the Minolta 7D because my vet owns that camera and could use the grip. Oh well...guess I'll put it on e-bay or pass it along to someone who can use it.
     
  4. You are welcome, Irene!

    Not even close to fitting the 7D, but there are many in the Sony/Minolta community that still shoot film and use the Maxxum 9. There are plenty of places to advertise the VC-9. You might try www.dyxum.com in the exclusive sales thread. That site probably has the largest Sony/Minolta user base.
     
  5. Robert Dazet sez: "... there are many in the Sony/Minolta community that still shoot film and use the Maxxum 9..."
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    Actually, there are many in the Sony/Minolta community that still shoot film and use manual focus cameras. Y'know... SRTs, et al...
     

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