Minolta XD7 Black / Brown Lizard
Top-of-the-line Minolta film SLR of 1977 and a choice of many a professional photographer of the period, XD7 is a rarely seen variant of the more common XD11. XD-series were beautifully built and loaded with advanced features, including shutter and aperture priority mode shooting and DOF preview. The camera was developed by Minolta in conjunction with Leica, and the body became the basis for the Leica R4. Full user manual is available here.
This particular unit is an all-black camera, with original leatherette professionally replaced with genuine pigskin leather embossed with Brown Lizard pattern. Few signs of wear on this body, just a bit of brassing on the sides and some small superficial scratches on the bottom - consistent with age and normal use. Shutter fires accurately at all speeds, film advance, rewind and meter all work properly. Viewfinder and focusing screen are bright and clear from dust. Light seals and mirror bumper were just replaced. Equipped with a versatile Minolta MD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.8 Macro zoom lens - less common than a standard 50mm prime, and very convenient. Lens glass is crystal clear and free of scratches. All rings rotate smoothly, aperture is snappy and blades are oil-free. The lens comes with two filters (Skylight and +4 Close-Up for macro photography) and original Minolta front cap. In addition, this set includes a fully functional Minolta XD winder ($30 value on its own), finished in matching leather and Minolta Auto128 tilting flash (both in original leather cases). Very rare bundle with one of the best film Minolta SLR bodies at its core - beautifully restored for your enjoyment.
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