Minolta XD5 Chrome / Red Alligator
Sharp, fully functional Minolta XD5 film SLR with new light seals and genuine Red Alligator-pattern leather skin. 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 Minolta SLRs 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, in an arguably more robust package. Both models share design elements with Leica R4 and are perfect for a student or advanced film shooter.
Shutter, self-timer and film transport work properly. Meter is functional and appears accurate, but was not verified with film. Brand new light seals and mirror guard installed .
Clean and well preserved, with no major cosmetic blemishes. Minor scuffs on the bottom and some old corrosion inside the battery cap. There is one hairline crack on the top (winder side) - will not affect performance. Sharp, legible lettering on the dials. Focusing screen and viewfinder are bright and dust-free. Original leatherette was professionally replaced with genuine pigskin leather embossed in Red Alligator pattern.
- Minolta MC Celtic 135mm f/3.5 telephoto prime lens. EXC+ condition, clear glass, no scratches, haze or fungus. Aperture is dry and snappy. Focus is smooth. Barrel of the lens shows minimal wear, no dents. Original front and rear caps and dedicated leather case included.
- Set of fresh batteries.