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35mm SLR
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Minolta XG-M SLR 35mm Film Camera with Minolta MD 50mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Lens, and Batteries, Fully Operational


Here we have a very fine Minolta XG-M 35mm SLR camera, with a rather fantastic Minolta MD 50mm F/1.7 fast prime lens.

This camera is in nice condition cosmetically and is mechanically perfect. The camera is fully functional, and comes with fresh batteries.

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.

This camera uses Minolta's ubiquitous SR mount, meaning it can be fitted with any Minolta MC/MD lens, allowing the use of countless lenses with truly world-class optics.

The lens is in nice condition with one blemish. It is a standard 50mm focal length, perfect for snapshots, street photography, students, portraits, and general purpose shooting. The glass elements are scratch and fungus free with no balsam separation or haze. The aperture blades are snappy and free of any oil and moisture. The mount and filter threads are pristine. Aperture and focus rings actuate correctly and 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.

The XG-M is Minolta's top of the line consumer grade camera from the 1980s. It's the best and most capable of the XG series of machines and has a fantastic specification sheet. It allows shooting in aperture priority auto exposure, as well as fully manual operation. Set your aperture and the camera does the math of creating a proper exposure, or switch it to manual and select your own shutter speeds for maximum artistic control.

The switches, lever, and dials all click into there detents with mechanical precision, while a massive viewfinder allows easy composition. The camera uses LEDs in the viewfinder to indicate proper exposure settings and other indicators, such as flash readiness and warning lamps.

It was called the X-70 in Japan to emphasize its status as a "little brother" to the X-700 (one of the best cameras of its day).

It will be packaged securely to ensure safe delivery and shipped immediately.

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