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  1. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just reasently purchassed A couple Minoltas from epatsellis

    As usual I have not cleaned the bodies yet and these photos are rushed but... Asside from a 55mm and 52mm lens caps and lens cleaning they are as I recieved them.

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    XG-M
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    I'm going to reshoot these when time permits....wow, I dun took some bad photos here :blushing: they are straight out of the camera too, but that is no excuse :lol:
     
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    They look nice. What's the settings on the left side of the XG-7?
     
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    Power switch and self timer
     
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    Ah, the XG-7! My first camera! Picked it because it was cheaper than the Nikon FE.:grumpy:

    Nice looking cameras. That XG-M should still make a good user if you don't mind the slow shutter and sync speeds.
     
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    Yeah I can live with just about anything that keeps film in the dark long enough to take a picture :D
     
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    XG-M was my first. Had two of them and an XG-7 over the years. Great cameras.
     
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    XD-11 was my first 35mm ... gave it away with the glass a couple of years ago and have regretted that ever since ...
     
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    JCII sticker still remains through the years... I remember those. I'm sure the JCII (Japan Camera Inspection Institute) played an important role in the improvement of quality and the reputation of Japanese products.
     
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    Yes, I still have mine. I got it repaired while I waited in Mexico. It is a great film camera.

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    And I'll be honest. Until I received my first non-Minolta a month ago, Nikon N65, I have shot 35mm with nothing but a Minolta sr- or X- series camera for over twenty years. Having not shot another camera for comparison I can hardly be qualified in stating that the Minoltas were the best 35mm system around. But I am qualified in saying that, having shot the Minoltas, there seems to me to be no need to go any further if you don't want to.
     
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    Though not acquainted with those specific bodies, i did have an XG-1 and XG-9 which were very nice to handle.

    I'm not sure if you have other Minolta experience, but i use Minolta Rokkor lenses exclusively with film and am thoroughly satisfied with what they give when i do my part.

    Enjoy and welcome to the Mind of Minolta!
     
  12. Battou

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    Yeah, I think the XG-M will likely get more use, there is something about it that I like. I have shot just about everything but Nikon and I always find my self going back to my Canon but I do enjoy a good change of scenery every now and again. I still have not gotten down to pick up batteries for them but I will be grabbing some when I turn in film next.

    oopps, It happens. Just be glad it was you and not yer mum or or someone else, that would have been worse.;)

    Oh yeah, I have quite a few cameras with them still on them, a couple even with them unfaded, infact I think it was you who pointed one of those out lol.

    Yeah, I have a little experience with an XG model, Havn't shot it much for a couple reasons one of which was a seriously restricted glass arsonal. It was my pointing out having bought a new lens for my XG-1 that brought epatsellis to bring them to my attention, even then it was mostly the glass I was interested in. All in all as I noted before I think that XG-M might sideline the XG-1 after preliminary inspection.
     

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