Minolta XD5 Chrome / Blue Dragonskin
Clean and fully working Minolta XD5, "little brother" of the flagship Minolta film SLR from late 1970's (XD11). Co-developed with Leica, XD series cameras were revolutionary at the time and is still widely considered to among the best film cameras Minolta ever produced. They were the first Minoltas to feature automated shutter-priority mode. The differences between XD11 and XD5 are minor - XD5 lacks windows for selected shutter speed and lens aperture in the viewfinder, and a film advance indicator on the back. The top of the camera is made of chrome-painted hard plastic. Other that that, the two cameras are identical - mechanics and electronics are the same. In fact, many pros back in the day preferred a XD5 due to its simpler, more robust design.
Shutter, film transport and meter all work properly. Brand new light seals and mirror guard installed. NOTE: Self-timer is very sluggish in this camera - possibly will need a new spring.
Excellent. No dents or major areas of paint loss. A few scratches on the bottom, consistent with age. Bright and clean lettering on the dials. Focusing screen and viewfinder are clear of dust. Original leatherette professionally replaced with genuine leather embossed in Blue Dragonskin pattern.
- Minolta MD 50mm f/1.7 prime lens in excellent shape. 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 clean and dent-free. The lens comes with a new generic front cap and two filters - UV and 3x.
- Focal 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 compact telephoto zoom lens (untested). Looks almost brand new, nice quality lens- perfect for wildlife photography. Comes with both front and rear caps. Vivitar 200 power flash (untested). Genuine Minolta camera strap, original factory manual and a set of fresh batteries for the camera.