I came here to post a thread about a couple of Minolta bodies and just read Mike K's recent thread on a 7000 body, so it's answered half my question. The other half is that I've been designated "photographic researcher" by a friend who inherited her late husbands remaining camera collection to find out if "these items are worth anything", and being that I'm not a Minolta camp person (Nikon and Canon; Well so far) I thought I'd ask. Besides the 7000 body, of which I've now read, there is a 7000i in nice shape. With the 2 bodies which are in soft cases, are a Maxxum 50mm AF F1.7, a Maxxum AF 35-80 1:4 zoom, and a Sigma UC AF 70-210 F4-5.6 with the plastic around the lens barrel window being sticky like it's deteriorating. There's also two flashes, a 2800AF and an Auto 200x. With the 7000i are three cards, probably worth something, and a few other things I know are not worth much. My question is can anyone give me the inside line on this equipment. I'm heading out on a trip this weekend and I'm thinking maybe I'll take the equipment along and test it out before it goes anywhere. I appreciate you help.