Minolta XD5 Chrome / Yellow Alligator
Another beautifully restored Minolta XD5, ready for your enjoyment. 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. "Little brother" to the flagship XD11, XD5 is missing just a couple of convenience features of this thought-after camera, at significant savings. Both models share design elements with Leica R4 and are an excellent choice for a student or advanced film shooter.
Shutter, meter, self-timer and film transport work properly. Brand new light seals and mirror guard installed ($25 value).
Excellent. No major blemishes, just a touch of chrome pitting on top. Bright and sharp lettering on the dials. Focusing screen and viewfinder are bright and clear of dust. Original leatherette was professionally replaced with a new genuine pigskin leather embossed in "Yellow Alligator" pattern - cheerful and unique.
- Two lenses:
1. Minolta MC Rokkor-PF 50mm f/1.7 normal prime.
2. Sears 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom lens.
Minolta lens in in very good condition, with scratch-free glass, just minor internal dust (will have no effect on performance). Aperture is snappy and blades are free from oil. Focusing is smooth. The barrels shows normal wear, mostly on the front rim (couple of small dents, but filter mounting is still possible). Sears lens is close to mint, with almost no signs of use. New generic front caps for the both lenses are included, as well as two filters in 55mm size to fit the 50m prime - Vivitar UV and Hoya circular polarizer.
- Vivitar-D 2800 flash unit. Very good functional condition. Charges and fires properly (batteries not included). Some corrosion in battery compartment, moderate signs of wear on the body.Vintage camera strap and case and a set of fresh batteries.
- Two lenses: