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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    My mom has always called my stuff "Bethe's Home for Wayward Cameras." (nevermind how many she's contributed)
    Yea I've a medium sized laundry basket full of Kievs that all work the non working ones live in closets in cardboard boxes in plastic bags waiting for one to go parts so they can upgrade to basket or even the gbag. They arrive surriptiously in the post with other cameras or lenses... stopped asking after first half dozen.

    Just don't ask about other makes.

    It is called the sourcers apprentice syndrome... my mother used to give my camera kit away think she was the witch.

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    I wouldn't sell the camera body and lens separately. The lens will sell and you'll be stuck with a body and no lens to use on it. If selling is your primary wish for these items, sell them together but emphasize the lens in the listing. Film camera bodies are more readily available. The lenses move along better for sale because of the ability to adapt to digital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    I had an X-370 and the battery was a huge issue. It never worked right for more than 1/3 roll after the first few years.
    Its probably not a battery problem. do a search for how to replace a "dry" capacitor on the Minolta X series cameras. Even a NOS Minolta x370/500/700 can suffer from this, and it is a relatively easy fix.

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    I'd sell it while it still works, I have bad luck with Minoltas.
    Tri-X in HC-110 forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Tractors View Post
    I'd sell it while it still works, I have bad luck with Minoltas.
    Due to their age, you could have bad luck with any other camera. I am sure there is a Minolta out there for you too . . .


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    Sell it and buy some film.
    Items for sale or trade at www.Camera35.com

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    If you're not going to use it or even keep it, give the camera back to the guy and let him throw it away or doing whatever. I don't feel right selling it.

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    The last camera someone gave me was an inoperative Konica FS-1 with 3 Hexar lenses, a 28 f3.5, 80~200 f4.5, and 50 f1.4

    The camera is battery dependent and was dead. I quickly found the problem, a broken/missing contact in the battery holder. A small strip of brass solved that problem and brought the body back to full function. The foam light sealing looks OK but usually I change it as a matter of course on older Japanese cameras. Just have not got around to e-mailing Jon Goodman yet. Really need to go through all my old cameras and inventory the cameras that need the foam kits. and order them all at once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winger View Post
    I had an X-370 and the battery was a huge issue. It never worked right for more than 1/3 roll after the first few years.
    I believe that's one of the models that has a capacitor issue in the shutter release. I put mine in the dumpster, it wasn't worth ordering a replacement part.

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    The X-370 is a pleasant camera to use and has a nice bright finder. When I had one I found the older MC Rokkor lenses with the depth of field preview tab. The capacitor replacement is an easy repair. I eventually traded my X-370 for an X-700 so I could change the focusing screen but bot are good. All of the 50/1.4 Minolta manual focus lenses are good.

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