Minolta XD-11 versus X-700 shutter

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Wolfeye, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. Wolfeye

    Wolfeye Subscriber

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    I have a question. I have an XD-11 that I haven't used much, mainly because it seems to "hesitate" when I press the shutter release. Comparing it to my X-700 I don't get the same hesitation. Is that normal for the XD-11? The hesitation seems like a momentary stop-down before the shutter fires.
     
  2. ath

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    My X700 responds faster than my XD7 (XD11 in Europe). The X700 feels "immediatly", the XD7 "hesitated". Part of is is the travel of the shutter release until the actual release.
     
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    I had an XD11 refurbished last year. The repairman listened to the shutter and was satisfied with its response, which puzzled me. He said something about some XD11s having a hesitation because of some internal fouling (my words, I don't remember exactly what he said). Take it in for a CLA and it may clear up. I have noticed, on the other hand, that shutter lag on a newly-CLA'd XD11 is a hair longer than usual. It's a great camera, just don't use it for sports.