Minolta XG-9 35mm SLR Film Camera with Minolta MC Rokkor X 50mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Lens, Lens Cap, and Batteries
Here we have a very fine Minolta XG-9 35mm SLR camera, with a rather fantastic Minolta MC Rokkor X 50mm F/1.7 fast prime lens and lens cap.
This camera is in very nice condition cosmetically and mechanically, is fully functional, and comes with fresh batteries.
This camera is a superb enthusiast level 35mm film SLR capable of doing nearly anything any shooter will ask of it. Able to shoot in both full manual mode and aperture-priority auto-exposure, it's great for those who demand superb performance and complete creative control. By virtue of the camera offering aperture-priority auto-exposure, it's also a perfect camera for those looking to shoot with a less hands-on approach.
The viewfinder, mirrorbox, shutter curtains, pentaprism, film compartment and battery compartment are all clean and in great shape. The top and bottom plate are free of damage. All levers dials and knobs actuate as they should. The light meter works perfectly, and the shutter speeds are completely accurate. The leatherette is in great condition with only minor signs of its age.
The lens is in perfect condition and is an excellent prime lens. The standard focal length of 50mm makes it perfect for snapshots, street photography, landscapes, portraits, and general purpose shooting. The fast maximum aperture of F/1.7 allows for exceptional low-light and available-light shooting, and shot wide open it produces gorgeous bokeh and subject isolation. Stopped down the lens is incredibly sharp.
The glass elements are clean and free of scratches, fungus, balsam separation, and any other problems. The aperture blades are snappy and free of oil. The mount is pristine. Aperture and focus rings spin smoothly with perfect weight.
This lens can also be used on digital cameras and today's mirror-less machines through the use of suitable and affordable adapters. Additionally, the camera will accept any Minolta MC/MD lens, allowing the shooter a massive selection of truly world-class optics.
This camera will be packaged securely to ensure safe delivery and shipped immediately.