Minolta XD5 Chrome / Brown Alligator
Minolta XD5 film SLR, freshly restored. 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 an excellent choice for a student or advanced film shooter.
Shutter, meter, self-timer and film transport work properly. Brand new light seals installed.
MINT-. No dents or major cosmetic blemishes. Bright and sharp lettering on the dials. Focusing screen and viewfinder are clear of dust. There is a couple of small faint cleaning marks on the focusing screen (no effect on operation). Original leatherette was professionally replaced with a new pigskin leather embossed with Brown Alligator pattern.
- Minolta MD Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7 prime lens. MINT- condition, with scratch-free glass. Aperture is snappy, blades are oil-free. Focusing is smooth. The barrel shows minimal wear, no dents. New generic front cap and UV filter are included.
- Vintage "Mickey Mouse" camera strap and a set of fresh batteries.