I just love my XE-7, but I would like to have a Minolta body that offers a winder or motor. I have enjoyed using the XG-M, but would prefer a camera with a metal shutter. Thus, the XK and XD would seem to be my choices. The XK seems a bit bulky. Thus, I am considering an XD11/XD7. I have my eye on a fairly reasonably priced XD example. I have mixed feelings about an XD11/XD7 because of its viewfinder: it has a black panel (for the shutter speed) that creeps into the field of view. I sold two Pentax ZX-Ms because I did not like not being able to easily discern what is in the blacked-out area. Please let me know what you think in regard to this subject (especially those who are XD11/XD7 users).