First post! Minolta SRT 303 MLU

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  1. hoffy

    hoffy Member

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    Howdy,

    This is my first post, so please be nice!

    Can anyone tell me the best and most sure fire method to tell (or to tell someone else) whether a SRT 303 has Mirror lock up? I have been looking at one for sale online, but the description is pretty vague and I am not sure whether the seller would really know what to look for (& I have never actually seen one in the flesh!)

    Thanks
     
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    You're right hoffy, I'd got myself confused and re-reading the linked website saw the error of my ways!
     
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    From looking at the picture in the ebay link, I would say that it has. But I wouldn't take my word for it.

    Have you asked the seller?

    This is the page from the SRT 101 manual documenting mirror lock up: http://www.urmonas.net/manuals/srt101/srt101-34.jpg

    The camera you are looking at seems to have the same control.



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    Sweet! I hope it has (& I might bid anyway.....).

    Thanks!
     
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    The 303 in the picture DOES have mirror lock up.
     
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    Yeah, just read this. John is right. It has it. Small dial on the passenger side of the camera body (sorry, I sell auto parts) behind the lens mount.
     
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    Chris,

    Would that be right hand drive or left? I have several cameras that wind "upside down and backwards" and two that wind sideways.:surprised:
     
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    That's the driver's side where I come from!.... and where the original poster comes from.



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    BTW, I won the auction, so I will find out soon enough

    Cheers!
     
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    This is where "starboard" and "port" start to really make sense :smile:.

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    "Is there any port left?" :D (sorry, that's the way we were taught to tell the difference between starboard and port. )

    Cheers, and welcome to APUG.
     
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    Oops. Didn't think of that. Yeah, pass side in the States.

    BLOODY YANKS!

    Oh, and glad you got it. Have fun.
     
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    Thanks. I am looking at this with both fear and excitement. Apart from some Minolta AF lenses, this is the first time I have bought anything seriously old on ebay.

    Now, to find a SRT101 and then a X570 and then a.......
     
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    Don't forget an XD-7 / XD-11. That one would be on my very short list of golden oldies, along with the SRT303 (aka SRT102 or SRT Super) - like the one that you just won. IMO it's a better package than the SRT-101. I sold one for a friend a while ago and kinda wish I'd given her some money and kept it for myself.

    Now, what to do with the Pentax SP500 kit that another friend wants me to get rid of for him... :wink:
     
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    I got a Minolta XE-1 recently. Also called the XE-7 in the US and just XE in some other places. It's half way between the SRT and XD in my opinion as it has metering with aperture priority auto but retains the older styling. I don't like the 'more modern' styling of the XD series (20+ years old being more modern to me!).


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    The early XD has a more traditional Minolta look than the later ones - the last one even has the 'new' Minolta logo. Heresy!!! I love 'em all anyway, but ya just gotta know when to stop!!!
     
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    Just because you know when to stop doesn't mean you have to stop.

    Having said that, I tried to count up all of my film cameras yesterday. I think it came to thirty five. Perhaps I'm at that stopping point.... nearly.



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    I think you're well past stopping point already - you should send me your XE-1 immediately, unless you have one of those new-fangled XD-11 things stashed away somewhere that you can send instead (or as well) :D :wink:

    It's your only hope of a cure for GAS.
     
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    I am actually going to go through them soon and give some away. The XE-1 will not be one of them though!



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    OK, so it looks like I am on the early throws of this obsession. I have only 5 film Cameras (& even then my wife thinks I am crazy).
     
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    Oh yeah. My wife's two biggest gripes are (lovingly) 'You're getting ANOTHER camera?' and 'Why do you use older technology? It could be easier.'

    Don't worry, I'm trying to enlighten her. (stop snickering, I know)
     
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    Hoffy,
    Don't worry, it does have it. That's what that thing is on the right hand side on the lens mount. *Some* 101's don't have lockup. I don't think the 570 has lockup either.