Minolta SRT 102 Mirror Lock Up Version 35mm Film Camera with Minolta MC Rokkor - PG 50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens - Excellent and Fully Operational
Here we have a legendary vintage SLR camera from Minolta - the SR-T 102 with a fantastic Minolta MC Rokkor - PG 50mm F/1.4 prime lens and UV filter. This is the version of the 102 with the mirror lock up function, and the camera that many photo geeks say is the best mechanical Minolta SLR ever made. It is in excellent condition, comes with new batteries, and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.
The Minolta SRT 102 is the European name given to Minolta's highest quality SRT camera from its era. It is the same as the Minolta SRT 303 and the SRT-Super, names given to this model in Europe and Asia respectively.
It features all the wonderful assets of the SRT line, as well as a number of important features such as a full information viewfinder (showing light meter reading, shutter speed, and aperture), stop down lever for DOF preview, and extremely reliable build quality.
This camera has been thoroughly tested, and is fully functional. The battery compartment, film compartment, mirror box, viewfinder, and focus screen are all clean and free of dust, corrosion, or damage. The exterior cosmetics are good. All dials, levers, and switches actuate exactly as they should, and with typical Minolta mechanical precision.
The light meter works perfectly, and is powered by readily available batteries (which are included).
The included lens is a wonderful fast prime lens of the highest quality. The Minolta MD series is well-known for producing amazing bokeh, contrast, color, and superior image quality. This fast prime lens will offer exceptional low-light shooting capabilities, produce fantastic bokeh, and be incredibly sharp when stopped down. The 50mm focal length is the perfect standard for all kinds of general purpose photography, from street photography to landscapes, from snapshots to action, from portraits to architectural shooting.
Cosmetically and mechanically the lens is in excellent condition. The glass elements are free of fungus, balsam separation, haze, and all other optical aberrations. The aperture blades are snappy and free of oil, though they do show some rub marks that do not impact its performance. Stop down speeds are correct and perfect. Focus throw is smooth and nicely weighted, and the aperture ring clicks into its detents with precision.
Minolta SRT102 features :
Single lens reflex camera with through-the-lens CLC (Contrast Light Compensator) meter
Meter sensitivity EV 3 to EV 17 at ASA 100.
Film speeds supported ASA 6-6400
Fully mechanical cloth focal plane shutter with speeds from 1-1/1000 sec plus B
Shutter speeds 1-1/60 sec with electronic flash
Oversized quick return mirror for no image cut-off even with supertelephoto lenses
Exposure control needle, selected shutter speed and aperture visible in viewfinder
Flash synchronisation (X)
Mat-Fresnel-field focusing screen with split-image spot surrounded by microprism band
Automatic reset film counter
Depth of field preview button
It will be shipped immediately and packaged securely to ensure safe and timely delivery.