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35mm SLR
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Minolta XG-7 35mm SLR Film Camera with Minolta MD Rokkor X 45mm F/2 Fast Prime Lens and Batteries


Here we have a very fine Minolta XG-7 35mm SLR camera complete with Minolta MD Rokkor X 45mm F/2 fast prime lens, and new batteries. This camera is being sold at a discount due to the poor filter threads on the lens. As a result of the damage, this lens will not hold a screw-in filter.

This camera is in very nice condition cosmetically and mechanically, is fully functional, and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.

This camera is a superb amateur 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 shrinking (a common ailment with Minolta X-series cameras). 

The lens is in perfect condition other than the filter threads, and is an excellent fast prime lens of the standard focal length. This makes is an excellent choice for all types of photography, including snapshots, landscapes, portraits, street photography, architectural shooting, and general shots. It is from Minolta's very best range of MD Rokkor lenses, and features exceptional optical coatings and a fast maximum aperture of F/1.7. This fast aperture makes it an excellent lens for low-light shooting, and makes it very adept at subject isolation for portraiture and bokeh.

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.

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