Minolta XD11 Chrome / Black Alligator
Nice, clean Minolta XD11. Top of the line Minolta film SLR from late 1970's. Co-developed with Leica, XD11 was revolutionary at the time and is still widely considered to be one of the best film cameras Minolta ever produced.
Meter, film transport and self-timer work properly. The shutter works perfectly at all speeds in Manual mode. In Aperture and Shutter priority modes the shutter fires properly when the speed is 1/30s or faster (in good light). At lower speeds (low light) the mirror frequently hangs and the cycle does not complete. The camera is easily reset by switching the shutter speed dial to X, which drops the mirror. This issue could be due to a dirty internal switch contact and may be easily fixable, as fundamentally both meter and shutter appear work fine. PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN BIDDING, as returns are not accepted on this camera. Brand new light seals and mirror guard installed.
Excellent. No major blemishes on the body of the camera. Minor chrome brassing and pitting on top near the prism cover and close to strap lugs - please see photos. Bright and sharp lettering on the dials. Focusing screen and viewfinder are clear of dust. Original leatherette professionally replaced with genuine pigskin leather embossed in Black Alligator pattern - firm to the touch and practical, looks classic and timeless with a chrome body.
- Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7 prime lens. Very nice normal prime lens, made in Japan, in excellent condition. Crystal-clear glass, with no visible scratches or fungus. Aperture is snappy and blades are free from oil. Focusing is smooth. The barrel of the lens is very well preserved, just a couple of small scratches on the outside of the front rim (filter threads not affected). No dents. The lens comes with a generic front cap.
- Vintage camera strap and factory manual (fair shape) and a set of fresh batteries for the camera.