minolta SLR ?

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  1. myopia

    myopia TPF Noob!

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    so my minolta x370 slr broke and i would like to continue to use my minolta MD lenses. anyone used any of the minolta SLRs which can use these lenses? recs?

    examples: X570, X700, sr T mc, etc
     
  2. Don Simon

    Don Simon TPF Noob!

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    The following should cover pretty much every manual focus Minolta SLR...

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/
    http://www.rokkorfiles.com/
    http://members.aol.com/manualminolta/gear.htm
    http://www.subclub.org/minman/slrtable.php

    I've used the SRT 101, good camera with fully mechanical shutter which is useful if like me you always forget spare batteries. However a friend had an XD-7 and an XE-7, and they were beautiful cameras. I'd prefer the SRT, XD and XE series over the later ones but that's more from a collector's point of view than a user's (i.e. they look nicer). But as you probably know, any of the manual focus Minoltas will do the job and do it well. I still believe that Minolta (or Konica-Minolta) dropping out of the market was a huge loss and not only for their customers.
     
  3. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    I have the xd1 & the xd7 and bag full of lenses. I bought them shot them once and put the away. I'm about to resurect them and begin to shoot the system at least some. I had to but the system from scratch since I had sold off all my pentax equipment about five years ago when I sold out the old studio.

    I chose minolta because it was a good slr system without too much electronics in it. The batter shutter is a bit of a worry but I bought ten batteries on ebay and just keep them in the bag. I chose Minolta because all the lenses from the D up until the Maxima at interchangeable on any body. They will not work on the Maxima I am told but everything else you are good to go with.

    So far I have been impressed and the Minolta camera and lenses appear to have been under rated all these years. At least thats my new opinion of them.
     
  4. myopia

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    got the srt 101. it's a beaut.
     
  5. Jeremy Z

    Jeremy Z No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'd look on ebay for a clean, used X370 or X700. No one wants film cameras these days, and they are selling for cheap. I've got a couple of nice old EOS 35 mm bodies (a 620 and 850) listed, and hardly anyone is looking, much less bidding.
     
  6. Frequent Traveler

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    Hey Myopia -

    You're going to love the srt with your MC/MD lenses. I have several srt's (mostly 102's and 202's) and use MC and MD lenses interchangebly (and Rokkor/Minolta exclusively). The color rendition of *good* Minolta glass is astounding (and certainly not spendy though there are always exceptions).

    Enjoy!

    fm
     

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