The 2.8F is a superb choice.
Consider a bright screen and you'll never regret buying it.
I just took posession of a Minolta XD7/11 for use with my Rokkor lenses.
It's a marvellous little machine with excellent mechanics and electronics. It exudes a feel of quality and sophistication when you handle it.
The light metering matches a handheld reflective meter and the stepless blade shutter ensures very precise exposures.
If I could only have one analogue camera, this would be it.
Shot a roll of film yesterday with an EM that I purchased a while ago and have never used. It's in like-new condition and has not a single indicator that it's ever been out of the case. I really like these little cameras.
Thank you, I will keep my eyes open for a new focusing screen then
Originally Posted by MrRogers
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
~ Ansel Adams
Another Pentax IQZoom Ezy, from the free pile at a yardsale. With a good lithium cell.
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A $35 F2 body that was missing the finder, screen, back, O-C key, and battery chamber cap. Turns out it's in better shape than my backup F2AS, so all the parts from that body have been moved over to this one, before it gets sent to Sover for servicing.
Out of all the mid /late 70s 35mm SLR cameras out there, the XD11 and its counterparts are among the top bodies ever made.If the XD11 had a higher top shutter speed and motor drive capability the other 35mm SLR makers would have gone out of business.
Originally Posted by Jaf-Photo
APUG: F, F/FTN,F2,F2A,F2AS,F3,F3HP,FA,FE,FM,FM2,FE2,XK,XM,XD, XD-5,XD-7,XD-11,XE,XE-5,XE-7,SRT101,SRT102,XG9,XG7,XG1,XG-SE,XG-M,X700,OM-1,OM-1n,OM-2,OM-2n,OM-4,F-1,F-1N,AE-1P,R5,500C/M,SCII
^Think that'd be called the Leica R7... Same basic camera, however, with different lens mount and european electronics, but it did get a 1/2000 top shutter speed, and, the Leica versions of the XD cameras always had motor drives available.
Congratulations! Enjoy your EM.
Originally Posted by ArtO
Fed 2, 5
Olympus OM-1N, OM-2N, OM-4, OM10
A bunch of Nikons
Yeah. The later Minolta AF 35mm cameras had a max shutter speed of 1/8000, but 1/1000 works quite well if you use films of various speeds.
Originally Posted by fstop
Minolta is a better proposition for me than Leica because I am very fond of my Rokkor lenses.