Minolta XD5 Chrome / Red Python
Advanced Minolta SLR from the late 1970's, XD5 shares a lot of design elements with Leica R4. Compared to the flagship model (XD11), just a few convenience features were omitted in this model by Minolta - visual indicators of shutter speed and aperture in the viewfinder, film advance indicator on the back panel. Mechanically and electronically, the two cameras are identical. XD5 also has aperture and shutter priority modes. Full user manual is available here.This particular camera has just been restored to Exc condition. Shutter, film transport, selftimer and meter all work properly. Viewfinder and focusing screen are bright, with just a few of tiny specs of dust. Film winding lever is a bit sluggish to snap back after advancing the film - a minor issue, which will have no effect on your shooting. Minor scuffs throughout the body were polished and don't detract from overall appearance. Small amount of chrome pitting around the dials, some brassing from normal use on the back door - please see photos. No dents or major scratches, this camera is very well preserved. Light seals and mirror bumper were replaced ($25 value). Original leatherette on this camera was replaced with a stunning bright Red Python embossed genuine pigskin leather.
The camera is equipped with Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7 normal prime lens in excellent condition. Lens glass is clear and free of scratches; no fungus. Focussing is smooth, aperture is snappy and blades are oil-free. There is small amount of paint loss on the front rim, otherwise the barrel is in excellent shape. The lens comes with three 55mm filters: Hoya Skylight, CS filter and a rare Hoya Multivision filter (in its own leather case). Generic front cap for the lens, fresh batteries for the meter, leather camera case (fair shape) and a vintage camera strap are included as well. Great bargain, and a very sharp camera.
NOT TESTED WITH FILM
Free batteries with purchase!