Club Minolta X-700

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by DF, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. DF

    DF Member

    Messages:
    149
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Minolta X-700 Users - Show Yourselves. Who are you all. This is a great camera. 'Great camera though so sad not too many films left alive to feed it to, enjoy it with. These days I feed it mainly Pan F Plus, sometimes Delta 100.
     
  2. afrank

    afrank Member

    Messages:
    125
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Down with the fascist x700's!!!! Raise x500s!!!!!!! Show the might of your viewfinder metering feedback!!
    jk. But I like my x-500 better :tongue:
     
  3. Silvertooth

    Silvertooth Member

    Messages:
    15
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Shooter:
    35mm
    I got my X-700 almost a year ago and love it. I may have to find an X-570 (?) as a second body, though. T- Max 100 is wonderful with the Rokkor glass. Trying some Pan F+ at the moment.
     
  4. jgwetworth

    jgwetworth Member

    Messages:
    40
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2012
    Location:
    Arizona
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Love my X-700! Its gained a lot of popularity lately.
     
  5. Wade D

    Wade D Member

    Messages:
    901
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Location:
    Jamul, CA
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I bought 2 X-700's for a trip to Europe in 1984 and still use them. Both had the dreaded capacitor failure but were easily fixed at home.
     
  6. Excalibur2

    Excalibur2 Member

    Messages:
    410
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Well I like my X-700 but I'd prefer just a simple ON or OFF switch.
     
  7. dynachrome

    dynachrome Member

    Messages:
    1,001
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Shooter:
    35mm
    I have six X-700s. I like the bright finder, interchangeable (hard to find) screens, excellent TTL flash system, Motor, Winder, data back. The exposure lock is not comfortable to use but does work. The Minolta lenses, old and new, fast and slow, all look bright through the X-700's finder. I shoot more color print film than anything else with them because I use a 360PX or 280PX indoors at family events.
     
  8. DF

    DF Member

    Messages:
    149
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    desertratt
    Do you by any chance have an XK? I've allways wanted to try one with the waiste-level finder, like 'shooten with a medium format but only a 35mm...
     
  9. Kyon Thinh

    Kyon Thinh Member

    Messages:
    78
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I have XK, XD and the three from X series. Both X700s are working well, one has light leak but I can fix it. I like X700 more than X570 because I can adjust EV faster, with Motordrive, it comes with me everywhere I go.
     
  10. Les Sarile

    Les Sarile Member

    Messages:
    1,325
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Location:
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Shooter:
    35mm
    My buddy bought it with the MD 50mm f1.4 for $265 in 1984 and may have run a few rolls through before putting it away. He gave it to me with the original box and receipt and a partially used roll still in it that I finished off and had developed. The X-700 is the lightest and most modern of the bunch with TTL flash.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. pbromaghin

    pbromaghin Subscriber

    Messages:
    2,080
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Location:
    Castle Rock,
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    I bought my x-570 from my father-in-law's estate and have come to love it. A year ago a friend gave me his gently used x-700. Last fall I received a new-in-box x-370. I've only had the chance to put one roll each through the x-700 and x-370, but on my next vacation I plan to give them a workout.