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Minolta XG-E SLR with Tamron 35-70mm


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Overall condition 7.5/10 All functions are working, Lens' are all clean and clear.

Comes with 6 months warranty.

SN#: 1440310


The Minolta XG series was launched together with the much more sophisticated Minolta XD series in 1977 as a budget line of small, lightweight and easy-to-use electronic SLR with an automatic exposure mode.You cannot purchase this camera anymore. As a first in the line-up of Minolta SLRs, these cameras were in need of a battery. They still used the outdated CdS metering system and had a competitive amazing shutter. In the aperture priority automatic mode, the electronically governed shutter provided stepless speeds from 1s to 1/1000s. The big news was the so-called "Touch Switch": After powering the camera up via the main switch, it was in standby mode. By just slightly touching the release button, the photographer activated the electronics and the LEDs lit up for about 15 seconds. All XG bodies featured an ±2 EV exposure compensation. 

The XG-E is considerably bigger but lighter than the recent cameras like the XEor SR-T series. It has a center-weighted metering system with two CdS cells and a matte-fresnel-field focusing screen with a horizontal split-image spot surrounded by a microprism field. The viewfinder shows the automatic shutter times from 1s to 1/1000s via LEDs. 

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  • Marketed: 1977
  • Sensitivity ISO: 25 - 1600
  • Shutter speeds: B, 1 - 1/1000 s
  • Mechanical shutter: --
  • Exposure Modes: M, A
  • Exposure Compensation: ± 2 EV
  • Exposure Metering Range: 2 - 17 EV
  • Auto Exposure Lock: --
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 93 %
  • Viewfinder Magnification : 0.9 x
  • Diopter Adjustment : --
  • Depth of Field Preview: --
  • Self-timer : 10 (s)
  • Mirror lock-up: --
  • X-sync: 1/60 (s)
  • Power source: 2x 1.5V
  • Dimensions : 138 x 88 x 52 mm
  • Weight: 505 g

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Type: 35mm Camera

Vendor: Minolta