Minolta x-700

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    I currently have a Minolta x-700 (yes I know it was released in 1981, it was a hand me down from my dad) it has been very good to me, but recently has broke. I have a couple really nice (relatively new) Promaster lenses (spectrum 7 60-300 mm and 100-500 mm). I am looking to replace the camera with a newer one, but am looking for one that I will still be able to use my lenses with. Any feedback would be awesome. Thanks!
     
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    The Maxxums have a different mounting lug than the MC/MD lenses that fit onto the X700. That is the end of a really good thing. If you could find any X- or sr- model camera for the right price then go for it. Better than closetting the glass.
     
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    You can certainly find another X-700. They were made until 1999. Lots
    of them still out there in excellent condition.
     
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    True dat.
     
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    I know this isn't the right forum, but I have an x-700 I'd sell. It's in very nice condition. PM me if interested.
     
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    i'd definitely go for another x700. these are very fine cameras and, as someone said, can go for quite cheap.
     
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    The X 700, X570,X370 were ALL very solid. My X700 is currently on sale as a local Craigslist item--my PRIMO Minolta rig with 50 1.4, a Novoflex AUTO macro bellows + novoflexar German made 100 mm bellows lens + Vivitar Series One 70-210 and (I'm not sure) either a 28 mm or a 28-80 zoom. Has the Winder too.Prime gear.

    I found that these, the 370-570-700 are SOLID and seldom fail and the lenses are CHEAP. Being a Pentax guy... just got Minoltas to sell for some profit I could then spend on my Keepers...but I've come to respect this group.

    You can get a X370 CRAZY cheap..I had 5 but sold 2. Nice overall layout.
    I Do have an X 700 that's working but has no back and is missing the battery cover thing. Maybe you can swap your back, the batt screw-on and have a working X 700? I was adverting the "spare" bod with the good X 700 and Macro bellows rig etc. Contact me if interested
     
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    add on...the X 700 was probably one of the most primo MD mount Minoltas. The bulky/rare/expensive XK was more "Pro" but not nessicerrily a better unit for most folks.

    Promaster is okay. Some say Tamron made some Promaster's. Ther 100-500 is rather disinctive. Tamron's SP 60-300 is gonna top the Promaster. I use one ( Adaptall PK mount) on my Pentax ZX-5 even though I have a Pentax AF 80 210. I've bagged the SP 60-300 as low as 25 bucks ebay + ship. The trick is to get it with the mount you want. Ironically...I'd got some of my best Tamrons with Minolta mount, got the less deluxe Tammy's with the PK mount I wanted....sold the less interesting Tamron + Minolta Mount + Minolta body so I could keep the spiffy SP Tamrons.

    Whatever.

    I'd say be happy with an X 700 or X 370...very solid stuff, very cost effective.
     

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