Minolta XD11 Chrome / Yellow Alligator
Top-of-the-line Minolta film SLR of 1977, XD11 is a very capable and highly collectable camera. XD-series were beautifully built and loaded with advanced features, including shutter and aperture priority mode shooting and DOF preview. The camera was developed by Minolta in conjunction with Leica, and the body became the basis for the Leica R4. Full user manual is available here.
This XD11 is in excellent condition, just a few shallow scratches on the bottom and very minor chrome pitting next to the shutter speed dial - all consistent with normal use and age of the camera. No dents or brassing on painted surfaces. Shutter is smooth and quiet, fires accurately at all speeds, film transport, self-timer and meter work properly. Viewfinder is bright and clear from dust. Light seals and mirror bumper were just replaced with fresh foam ($25 value). Original leatherette on this camera was professionally replaced with genuine pigskin leather embossed in a Yellow Alligator pattern - this camera looks stunning!
This particular unit comes with two excellent made-in-Japan Minolta lenses. First is a classic and fast Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.4 normal prime. Glass is blemish-free, no visible scratches or fungus. There is one small piece of internal debris (see last photo), which will have no effect on the optical properties of the lens. Aperture is snappy and blades are free from oil. Focusing is smooth. The barrel of the lens shows almost no wear. The lens comes with a quality Hoya Skylight filter and original Minolta front cap. Second lens is a versatile medium-telephoto zoom - Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50-135mm f/3.5. Just like the 50mm lens, this lens is in excellent condition, with no visible blemishes on the glass, oil-free snappy aperture. This lens comes with a protective filter and both genuine Minolta caps, as well as a compact dedicated hood (threads have a couple of small nicks).
This bundle also includes a Minolta Auto 200x power flash unit, complete with its own leather case and original manual. The flash syncs and fires great (some corrosion in the battery compartment, doesn't affect flash operation). Genuine Minolta camera strap, factory manual, cable shutter release and a set of fresh batteries for the meter are included as well. Striking one-of-a-kind set, sure to draw a lot of compliments.