Minolta XE-7 w/ MC Rokkor 50mm f/1.7 Lens in Excellent Condition
Minolta's first amateur auto-exposure SLR, in production from 1974-77, the XE-7 was a product of Minolta's collaboration with Leitz in the 70's and served as the basis for the Leica R3 of 1976. And it shows with this camera. It is the epitome of the "brass and glass" era of SLRs. One of the smoothest film advances ever built; the excellent electronically-controlled Copal-Leitz vertical shutter with speeds from 1/1000 - 4 sec. + Bulb and mechanical backup speed of 1/90 sec. ; a full-information viewfinder; eye-piece shutter; very convenient top-mounted multiple exposure lever; match-needle metering; locking DOF preview lever; and self-timer. This XE-7 has new light seals and the meter is accurate. Comes with 2 new high quality silver-oxide 357 batteries packaged separately. Slight brassing on front corners and exposure compensation dial from strap wear. Bottom plate has light wear scratches. The MC Rokkor 50mm f/1.7 lens is the pinnacle of Minolta build quality, aluminum-on-brass focusing is silky-smooth with the very tactile waffle pattern rubber grip. Aperture is clean and snappy. Optics are very clean with one tiny coating mark on the rear element that does not affect image quality. Lens takes 55mm filters. Film-tested as all of our cameras are. Combined weight of camera and lens is 1015 grams. User manual PDF can be emailed with purchase upon request. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.