Minolta XD11 Chrome / Black 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 body is in excellent condition, just very minor chrome pitting next to the shutter speed dial and brassing on the sides of the film door - consistent with normal use and age of the camera. No dents. Shutter is smooth and quiet, fires accurately at all speeds, film transport, self-timer and meter work properly. Viewfinder and focusing screen are bright and clean. Brand new light seals and mirror bumper were just installed ($25 value). Original leatherette on this camera was professionally replaced with genuine pigskin leather embossed in Black Alligator pattern, for a timeless and sophisticated look.
This camera is equipped with Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7 normal prime lens. Crystal clear glass, no visible scratches or fungus. Aperture is snappy and blades are free from oil. Focusing is a bit tight but smooth. The barrel of the lens shows minimal wear, no dents. The lens comes with a quality Hoya Skylight filter and generic front cap. Second lens is a a compact telephoto zoom - Vivitar 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6. 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 both front and rear caps. Genuine Minolta camera strap and camera case (fair shape) and a set of fresh batteries for the meter are included. Beautiful classic Minolta film SLR, tastefully customized.