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07-14-2013, 05:22 PM   #481
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QuoteOriginally posted by Boris_Akunin Quote
Picked up at a local flea market:
Dang! That is one nice flea! The XE-1 is comparable and contemporary to the Pentax K2 and the MC Rokkor 35/1.8 is reputed to be a great optic on the same order as the Pentax-K 35/2. Too bad the mount is orphaned.

Are both the camera and lens in working order?


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Great find especialy with that lens, these are one of my all time favourite 35mm cameras.
Your's is unusual with a silver prism cover, "Panda" versions of the XE-1 usually had a black prism cover with a silver Minolta name plate.
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Arrived in the Mail 2 weeks ago.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Boris_Akunin Quote
Picked up at a local flea market:
What a nice looking pickup. I have the American release - the Minolta XE-7, and it's film advance and shutter release is something that needs to be experienced!

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Another Minolta, this one I picked up for $57 AUD complete with lenses, flash and motor winder. I've always had Minoltas but never a XD7, I finally got one.
Yes it all works and is in amazingly good condition,it looks almost new,the only faults are some dust in the 50-135mm zoom and some new light seals are probably due.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Are both the camera and lens in working order?
Both work and look like new with one exception, the shutter advance lever sometimes gets stuck at the end of it's turn and only snaps back after being forced slightly beyond that point. I prefer the XD-7 or the X-500 anyway, so I'll probably sell it. The 35/1.8 makes a great set together with my MD50/1.4 and MD100/2.5 but I wouldn't mind finding one of these on the next flea market:
MC 24 f/2.8
MC 58mm f/1.2
MC 85mm f/1.7

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I've always had Minoltas but never a XD7, I finally got one.
Yes it all works and is in amazingly good condition,it looks almost new (...)
Congrats, the XD-7 is a joy to use, have fun! The "S"-mode is very useful in low light and you gotta love that shutter sound.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PLC3 Quote
I walked past a photo store today and saw a Flektogon 2.4/ 35 for a very reasonable price. My Carl Zeiss Jena Trilogy is thus complete!
I'm super-jealous, as a fellow Praktica user (my main camera is PROBABLY my MTL5) I'd love to have the VLC, now all you need is a few screens and a waist-level prism! With that and a bag of Pentacons and Takumars you'd be very well equipped for just about anything.
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Picked up my first film camera. Kinda hooked now..



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QuoteOriginally posted by tuazon81 Quote
Picked up my first film camera. Kinda hooked now..
Nice and welcome to the PF! What lens is lurking behind the cap?

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Thanks! Takumar 50mm 1.4. really enjoying this camera.

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Nice and welcome to the PF! What lens is lurking behind the cap?

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QuoteOriginally posted by tuazon81 Quote
Thanks! Takumar 50mm 1.4. really enjoying this camera.
Congrats ... that's quite nice gear, J
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QuoteOriginally posted by tuazon81 Quote
Picked up my first film camera. Kinda hooked now..
Enjoy! That was my first SLR back in 1979. Having no auto features, no hot flash shoe and only a basic TTL light meter really makes you learn how to use the camera. I eventually took some great shots with mine but there is a learning curve to climb.

EDIT: I just looked at your photo again and can see that yours has a hot shoe so I guess you must have a much later version of the Spotmatic as I didn't get a hot shoe until I traded up to a Spotmatic II.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PGillin Quote
I'm super-jealous, as a fellow Praktica user (my main camera is PROBABLY my MTL5) I'd love to have the VLC, now all you need is a few screens and a waist-level prism! With that and a bag of Pentacons and Takumars you'd be very well equipped for just about anything.
Prakticas are great cameras, very rugged. They have never let me down and can run for years without CLA (no gooey mirror bumpers and the like). My first SLR was a Praktica and they are still my go-to cameras when in need of a camera for rough environments...

I do have a waist level for the VLC2 and I actually like using it, as it makes you think a lot more about your composition, but the inverted image does drive you crazy when you do street style photography and try to frame quickly!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Congrats ... that's quite nice gear, J
Yes, I have the spotmatic II. Not really sure what's the difference besides the hot shoe. Everything is still manual.
QuoteOriginally posted by Tako Kichi Quote
Enjoy! That was my first SLR back in 1979. Having no auto features, no hot flash shoe and only a basic TTL light meter really makes you learn how to use the camera. I eventually took some great shots with mine but there is a learning curve to climb.

EDIT: I just looked at your photo again and can see that yours has a hot shoe so I guess you must have a much later version of the Spotmatic as I didn't get a hot shoe until I traded up to a Spotmatic II.
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A little more film Pentax POrn
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