Hi all, I'm new to this forum, and I was hoping I could get some help refurbishing a Minolta XG-M camera given to me. First of all, is this a good quality camera to start with? I don't mind buying a better model from ebay if there are significantly better ones. I have 3 lenses for this camera, so I get something else it would need to be compatible with them. Auto focus is not essential for me.
I've never used a film SLR before, and I just want to make sure it's going to work well once I start shooting with it. I can't test it right now because I have to buy batteries for it. Also the foam seals around the door are old and falling apart, so I think I need to change that. Are there any other common repairs needed to get an old camera in working order?