Minolta X-370 w/ Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens in Excellent Condition
Sitting at the bottom of the Minolta X-xxx series lineup, the 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, interchangeable focusing screens, and the PC socket. All of the big 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 Manual mode 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 TTL flash and DOF preview are not big requirements for you, the X-370 makes for a great choice. This example is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, with only a tiny nick in the prism housing, and a small bit of the film advance cover trim missing. The Tokina SD 28-70 lens makes a great companion for the X-370, as it too is an underrated gem of a kit-type lens. It takes 52mm filters and the filter ring rotates with focusing. This two-touch zoom makes for a great walkaround companion and was one of the first compact zooms in its class. It sports a Super-Low Dispersion element (thus the SD designation) for better control of chromatic abberation. It also has a macro setting past 70mm on the zoom ring. This particular lens has minor finish wear on the filter ring, but is otherwise cosmetically excellent. Optically, the glass is beautiful. Mechanically, the focus and zoom rings move smoothly, the aperture is oil-free and snappy. As with all of our cameras at 678, this X-370 has been film-tested and is functioning normally. New light seals and a new mirror bumper have also been installed. Included with the camera and lens are: the original Minolta strap (with eyepiece cover and pod for carrying extra batteries), front lens cover, and 2 brand-new heavy duty Energizer 357 batteries. Weight is 820 grams (29 oz) all in. A PDF manual is available at butkus.org. Feel free to contact us with any questions.