Vintage MINOLTA XG-1 SLR 35mm Film Camera, Kiron 28mm f/2.8 Wide Angle Lens, Manual Capable, New Light Seals, Circa: 1978-1984, Awesome!
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"This vintage camera is in such perfect condition; even more exquisite than description" - CALIFORNIA
"Absolutely better than I expected. Like it came out the box brand new" - MINNESOTA
"Camera arrived in excellent condition, delivery was fast, well packaged. I would definitely recommend buying from them and will continue to shop here" - NEW YORK
We have available a very nice vintage MINOLTA XG-1 SLR 35mm film camera sporting a multi-coated KIRON MC Kino Precision 28mm, f/2.8 wide angle lens. The XG-1 was one of several MINOLTA XG series auto exposure cameras launched between 1977 and 1984. The XG-1 was MINOLTA's second offering in the XG series and was introduced in 1978 as an affordable smaller bodied auto exposure SLR camera with many of the technological advances in electronics of the time. This included the ability to mount the popular AUTO WINDER G. Other features included full manual and metered manual control, full information viewfinder, acute matte focusing screen, MINOLTA's touch switch for instantaneous meter LED readout and the ability to take on a broad range of accessories like remote S and L cords, numerous X-Series Auto Electroflashes and, of course, the full range of MINOLTA lenses.
The KIRON lens is a product of Kino Precision Industries based in Japan. The company was best known for its ability to produce exceptional quality after-market lens optics that equaled or exceeded the quality of most name brand camera manufacturers of the day. The quality was so good that Vivitar contracted them to produce many of their Series 1 lenses. THIS OFFERING INCLUDES the camera body, lens, HOYA 55mm skylight(1B) lens filter, MINOLTA 55mm lens cap and original MINOLTA camera strap.
The MINOLTA XG-1 has been thoroughly inspected, tested and cleaned and found to be in excellent physical, mechanical and electronic condition. All optics are clear. There is very minimal surface wear. In other words, there are no dents or dings at all on the camera body and the lens, no unsightly scuffs, deep scratches, gouges, loose or missing parts. There are no mechanical or electronic abnormalities. The battery terminal and compartment is void of any corrosion and the film compartment chamber is spotless. All new light seals have been installed including replacement of the dampening pad for the camera's mirror. In short, this MINOLTA XG-1 is an exceptional example of a well taken care of fully operational vintage 35mm SLR camera. It would be a great learning tool for school/college students aspiring to be photographers, photo journalists, artists and the like.
Your MINOLTA XG-1 will come to you securely packaged and protected for safe shipment. So, if you've been looking for an excellent example of a vintage MINOLTA, you just might want to give this one a try. We are very confident you won't be disappointed. Your questions are always welcomed. Thank you for stopping by!
CAMERA TYPE: 35mm SLR with automatic and full-manual exposure control.
LENS: Multi-coated KIRON MC KINO PRECISION 28mm f/2.8 wide angle lens; filter mount 55mm threaded; bayonet type.
SHUTTER/SPEED: Horizontal-traverse cloth focal-plane, electronically controlled speeds 1/1000 to 1 sec., stepless on automatic or insteps on manual.
METERING: Full-aperture TTL center-weighted type by two CdS cells mounted on either side of the eyepiece at the rear of the pentaprism.
FILM SPEED RANGE: ASA 25 to 1600 set by the exposure adjustment control ring.
AE ADUSTMENT: Up to +/- 2 EV adjustment of automatic exposure with 1/2 EV click-stops and lock at "A" (zero setting).
MIRROR: Oversized quick-return type (PO value: 123mm).
VIEWFINDER: Eye-level fixed pentaprism showing 93% of 24 x 36mm film-frame area. Magnification 0.87X with 50mm standard lens focused at infinity. Matte-Fresnel-field focusing screen with central split-image horizontally oriented focusing spot surrounded by microprism band.
VISIBLE IN FINDER: Stepless speeds diodes, LED over/under exposure, LED flash-ready and "60" blink.
FLASH SYNC: PC terminal and hot shoe for X-sync. 1/60 sec. sync. and slower step or stepless speeds. Class MF,M and FP flashbulbs sync. at 1/15 sec. or slower.
FILM ADVANCE/REWIND: Motorized with built-in coupler key with Auto Winder G otherwise, by manual advance lever and rewind knob.
POWER: Two 1.5v alkaline-manganese cells. Controls AE, shutter and battery check LED. Shutter will not release when voltage is too low for proper operation.
SELF-TIMER: Electronic LED. Approx. 10 sec. delay.
OTHER: 4-slot take-up spool and back cover with ASA-DIN conversion table.
CAMERA SERIAL NUMBER: 7275159, Made in Japan.
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