Minolta X-370 N 35mm SLR Film Camera with Kalimar 50mm f/1.8 Fast Prime Lens, Lens Cap and Batteries
Here we have a Minolta X-370 N SLR camera with a 50mm F/1.8 fast prime lens made by Kalimar, a lens cap, and new batteries installed.
This camera is in very good cosmetic condition, and works perfectly in every way. Clean film and battery compartments, viewfinder is nice and clean, no problems whatsoever!
The lens is a 50mm fast prime lens by Kalimar. With a quick maximum aperture of 1.8 it works well in low light shooting and can create beautiful bokeh. The standard focal length of 50mm is perfect for many types of photography, from landscapes to architectural shots, portraits, snapshots, and street photography. The aperture blades are clean and free of oil, and actuate flawlessly. The focus ring spins with perfectly weighted fluidity and the aperture ring clicks into its detents with mechanical precision. The lens elements are clean with no damage to the optical coatings, and no fungus.
The camera offers a full suite of Auto exposure modes. By setting the shutter speed selector to Auto and locking the MD lens aperture ring, the camera does all the math regarding exposure and ensures a perfectly exposed photo in almost every situation. This is because of Minolta's excellent metering system, which is in my opinion the best of any vintage camera maker.
Switch the shutter speed selector or aperture ring to any setting other than "Auto" and the camera offers both Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority shooting modes. These modes are perfect for anyone looking to control a single aspect of the exposure while letting the camera dictate the proper setting of the other aspect. Use aperture priority to create the artistic vision you have in mind (bokehballs!) or use the shutter speed selector to freeze motion or create a sense of movement.
Of course, this camera also offers the ability to shoot in full Manual mode whenever the photographer feels like it.
With all of these shooting modes, the X-370 is an often-overlooked camera that can do nearly anything the average photographer is going to ask of it.
This camera will be packaged securely to ensure safe delivery and shipped immediately.