Minolta X-7A Body w/ MD 50/1.7 Lens in Excellent Condition w/ New Release Capacitor
Sitting at the bottom of the Minolta X-xxx series lineup, the X-7A (it's just a black X-370) is often overlooked in favor of the X-700 and X-570. But what are you actually giving up? Program mode (on the X-700), TTL flash metering, aperture display in the viewfinder, DOF preview, and the PC socket. All of the important things are still there: the big 95% 0.9x viewfinder with Minolta's excellent Acute Matte focusing screen, Aperture-Priority and full Manual modes (and the X-370's Manual mode is actually better than the X-700's neutered version because it shows both the recommended and the set shutter speed), AE Lock, self-timer, 1/1000 - 4 sec. shutter speeds, ISO range of 12-3200 (bettering the 25-1600 of the X-700). In other words, if Program mode, TTL flash, and DOF preview are not big requirements for you, the X-7A makes for a great choice. This example is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, with only light wear on the top and bottom plates and film door hinge. The focusing screen has two small scratches at the top (when looking through the viewfinder), but is otherwise in very good condition with a few dust specks. As with all of our cameras at 678, this X-7A has been film-tested and is functioning normally. New light seals and a new mirror bumper have been installed. The battery chamber is free of corrosion. The original mirror release capacitor has been replaced with a brand new Panasonic 150uF/4V aluminum polymer capacitor rated for 3000 hrs @ 105 degrees Celsius. It is far less prone to leakage and is rated for triple the life expectancy of the original aluminum liquid electrolytic capacitor. The lens is in excellent optical and mechanical condition, with one tiny coating mark on the rear element that will not affect image quality. Aperture is clean and snappy. OEM 49mm lens cap and two brand-new Maxell SR44 silver oxide batteries are included. Weight is 645 grams (22.8 oz) all in. A PDF manual is available upon request. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.