Minolta SRT 200 35mm Film Camera with Minolta Celtic 35mm F/2.8 Fast Prime Lens, and Battery
Here we have a fantastic, vintage SLR camera from Minolta - the SRT 200, with an excellent Minolta lens, the Minolta Celtic 35mm F/2.8. The camera is fully functional, comes with a new battery, and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.
It features all the wonderful assets of the SRT line, as well as a number of important improvements, 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 undamaged. There is minor dust in the viewfinder commensurate with age, but this is minor and does not impact photos or usability. The exterior cosmetics are very 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 Celtic series is well-known for producing great contrast, color, and superior image quality at an affordable price. This fast prime example will offer exceptional low-light shooting capabilities, produce fantastic bokeh, and be incredibly sharp when stopped down. The 35mm 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 it is in fantastic 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. Focus throw is smooth and perfectly weighted, and the aperture ring clicks into its detents with precision.
For a thorough review of this camera series, see my website here : http://casualphotophile.com/2014/10/11/minolta-srt-202-camera-review/
Minolta SR-T200 features:
Single lens reflex camera with through-the-lens CLC meter coupled to shutter and film speed
Meter sensitivity EV 3 to EV 17 at ASA 100
Film speeds ASA 6-6400
Fully mechanical cloth focal plane shutter with speeds from 1-1/1000 sec plus B
Flash Shutter speeds 1-1/60 sec
Oversized quick return mirror for no image cut-off even with supertelephoto lenses
Flash synchronisation (X and FP)
Fine microprism focusing with Fresnel lens
Automatic reset film counter
Depth of field preview button
It will be shipped immediately and packaged securely to ensure safe and timely delivery.