Exploded Parts List for Minolta XE, XE-7, XE-1, XE-5 series 35mm Cameras. Including body, shutter block, electronic elements, and wiring schematic.
This is the continuation (part 2) of the story about Minolta XD line cameras – XD, XD7, XD11, XD5, XD-s. Just a few more examples and news.
Minolta XD film camera review. Minolta XD-7 and XD-11 are here too.
Period of production – 1977-1984.
This material about one of the famous cameras by Minolta is simple enough, based on my personal and little experience with the film photography, and doesn’t pretend to be a revelation – there are many other people who can tell about XD in hundreds of times more, you can see this amazing review of XD11 by Antony Hands for example. So, this particular article is mostly ‘blog’ than a ‘research’. There is a lot of data on the internet, so, if you need more – search for something like ‘Minolta XD’ and tons of materials will appear.
With thanks to Andrea Aprà for the verification of the facts and correcting information in the article
Firstly I want to repeat a few well-known facts about this camera, briefly.
Minolta SRT 101 – boxed kit review
You know that photography is the most popular hobby in the world, and photo-gear collecting is linked very closely with taking photos – I think that collecting has a chance to take one of the top places by a number of involved contributors among all other collectors directions. Anyone can be cameras or lens collector, independently of income, lifestyle, and place of living. There was a lot of photo gear that has been produced and every collector can choose the object in a huge variety of prices, rareness, and availability. Usually just what is needed – a few bucks, flea-market or postal office, and a little empty space on a bookshelf.