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Minolta XD-7 with Minolta MD 35-70mm F/3.5 lens

Minolta

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Body condition: 8/10, comes with 6 months warranty

Lens condition: 5/10, comes with 6 months warranty (has a little fungus)

Lens Serial Number #8158438

Description:

In 1977, Minolta was the first manufacturer to combine both TTL Aperture-Priority and Shutter-Priority automation in one SLR camera body, this was the Minolta XD-7/XD-11 (North America). The mode switch next to the shutter-speed dial has three positions: "M" (manual), "Auto - A" and "Auto - S". The "A" indicates Aperture-priority mode and the "S" Shutter-priority mode. There is also a hidden Program-mode, securing correct exposure whenever the available aperture-range is insufficient, in which case the shutter speed is adjusted. In fact, this function is always active, checking the exposure immediately before the shutter is fired, by MEASURING the TTL light intensity AFTER the lens aperture is set automatically.

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Minolta XD-7 Technical Specifications:

  • Film Format: 35mm
  • Shutter Speed: 1 to 1/1000sec. (with bulb setting)
  • Film-speed range: ISO 12 to 3200 set by dial with lock
  • Metering: TTL Centre-Weighted metering by silicon photo cell mounted at rear of pentaprism
  • Viewfinder: Eye level fixed pentaprism type showing 94% of 24 x 36mm film-frame area
  • Self-timer: Lever type, operating time variable up to approx. 10 sec. at full stroke
  • Power: 2 x LR44 Batteries

Review:

By Panagiotis Giannakis from http://pansfilmcameras.blogspot.com.au/:

The XD-7 is a fantastic camera that does not hide its professional aspirations. Although not meant to compete in the professional grade arena (Minolta had the XM for that role) you could see this camera as the professional sibling of the X-700 - a camera which i really love - or see the X-700 as a scale down version of the XD-7 (if that help better). 

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References:

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Minolta_XD_series

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/minoltaxd711/htmls/spec.htm

http://pansfilmcameras.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/minolta-xd-7.html

 

Sample photos credits from Instagram: 

1) @jellyplayground

2) @jose.albur

3) @caleb.mak

 

 


Collections:

Type: 35mm Camera

Vendor: Minolta