Minolta SRT200

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  1. dana44

    dana44 Member

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    I have recently picked up a Minolta SRT200 camera, Not even sure of there year. IT has a 45MM 1:2 lense on it. I was just given the camera, didn't come with any lense

    My questions are:

    Has anyone else used these cameras, and if so, How good are they?

    2: Were can I get some lenses?

    3. Do I have to buy a special type of film for it?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dave Parker

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    I shot with the SRT series for years, in fact my first cameras that I worked with were SRT 100 and an SRT 200...I still have several lenses that work on this body all the way from 28mm to 200mm that I could be talked out of cheap, as far as film any 35mm film will work in it, the 45mm lens that you say is on it, is a great lens to start learning with..if you have the SRT and a lens, pick up some film and start taking pictures, and keep hanging out here, you will learn real quick.

    Dave
     
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    Do you have any of them scanned by any chance? I'd like to see :D


    Thanks for the help. I sent you a PM
     
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    I have three SRTs (and a 4th that was damaged beyond repair, but that's another story. :sad: )

    They are great, old cameras. Special film? No, they're 35mm. Lenses? All over Ebay, KEH, used camera shops. You need Minolta MC or MD mount. As cheap as they are, you might as well get Minolta lenses IMO.

    The big downside is that the proper batteries for these cameras are no longer available, but there are modern substitutes, assuming the meter even works. However, the camera works without a battery - just no meter.

    See:

    http://www.rokkorfiles.com/

    http://members.aol.com/manualminolta/index.htm

    Have fun!
     
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    What exactly is the meter for ???
     
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    1. Excellent
    2. eBay (MC/MD mounting type)
    3. 35mm roll film (Agfa, Kodak, Fuji, color, B&W, print, slide)
     
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    Oh, Thanks! That clears it up for me


    Flash, Should I get one?
     
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    It's a light meter. To measure the light.
     
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    Ah, thanks.
     
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    The best thing about minolta manual focus SLR bodies is that you can so easily use all that fine Minolta glass with 'em. Every camera repair guy I've ever talked to raves about the Minolta SRT line...I honestly don't know why. I do love the glass though. Minolta manual focus lenses are some of the most under rated lenses I can think of.

    Many folks over look the 45mm f/2 but, it is incredibly sharp, compact and light weight. Load with film and enjoy.
     
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    I do love manual focus, I like manual! with auto.. it's harder to achive exactly what you want.
     
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    It's a personal thing. Depends on how and what you shoot. I've used my flash maybe a half dozen times in almost forty years. Others use flash all the time and couldn't get by without it.

    BTW, the Minolta SRTs are great cameras. I still shoot the first one I bought in 1968!
    Also, a fellow named John Titterington (email: JTCamera@aol.com) is a great repair tech -- in case your meter gets stuck or the shutter bearings dry out. He's a whiz with SRTs! Very reasonable prices, too.
     
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    I am mainly out-doors, and night landscapes.

    But thanks for the input! if you have any images taken from a SRT200 let me kno!
     
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    The thing I like about the SRT and other cameras of this era is the match needle exposure system. You can see exactly what changing the exposure values will do. It's a great camera to learn on.
     
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    Good solid camera, especially nice if you wear glasses.
     
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    Jphn Titterington

    Found this page YEARS after it was posted, but John Titterington is still working on SRTs, and also occasionally sells them on eBay. In addition to cleaning them and making everything right, he also calibrates the meters to work with modern batteries, which is a far better alternative than the Wein cells most people use.

    I had an SRT200 with 45/2 back in the late 1970s, and just bought another one from John. It is OUTSTANDING.
     
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    The 45/2 is my favorite car show lens, quick focus and very sharp.
     
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