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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Javins View Post
    Time to pull four small screws, the bottom plate, and have the soldering iron warming.
    There are two caps that will need replacing. The one you mention and there is also one under the circuit board under the rewind lever.. This one is more difficult to replace..

    Replacement caps can be found at micro-tools..

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    I've had an X-700 - 3 in fact. One was lost, 1 died and 1 sacrificed for the dead one. When the shutter problem struck i got out of the electronic cameras for many years and went for the SRT's. Since then, i've picked up a couple XD-11's (sold one) and an XD-5, but strongly prefer my SRT102/202. I've read the XE-7 is a nice balance between the two models though, unfortunately for me, it has the LED metering indicators - my primary non-preference in the XD series.

    That said, i don't shoot 35mm much lately b/c my Mamiya RB67 Pro-S is getting the play time choice.

    I completely empathize w/ftop, quitstik, et al!!!! It is, to me, an absolute tragedy when i hear/see a Rokkor being destroyed to accomodate a dSLR - particularly the higher quality ones. Why not just butcher a Celtic lens since there's going to be heavy PP anyway? Arrrghhhhh!!!

    Back to the OP's question.... probably a 400mm (though there are others....).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmajor View Post
    I've read the XE-7 is a nice balance between the two models though, unfortunately for me, it has the LED metering indicators - my primary non-preference in the XD series.
    I have the XE-1 (European equivalent). It is nice. It's one of my favourite 35mm cameras and the LED metering doesn't bother me. It's probably more accurate than relying on the electromagnetic force acting on a spring as in a traditional meter with a needle.


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    If y'all haven't guessed by now, Jarvis and I are pretty much sold on the Minolta gear. I have several srT 101's, XD-11's and XE-7's as well as an SR-7 and they get used most of the time by myself or my son when we go out to shoot. The XE-7 is battery dependant and can be finicky at times (needs a CLA) but it is spot on with a fresh battery and takes fantastic pics especially with the pre-MC lenses (couldn't possibly be me).

    I have the 300/4,5 MC ROKKOR lens that I picked up in a package deal. Great looking lens but it doesn't get used much as I prefer to use wide angle lenses most of the time and nothing more than a 135 for portraits. If you haven't gotten that lens yet for $70 do so if you use tele's. KEH has a 300/5,6 in E+ condition now for $89. Get it while the gettings good. Check out this review of the lens http://www.geocities.ws/mikkonis/reviewed/md400mm.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by guitstik View Post
    If y'all haven't guessed by now, Jarvis and I are pretty much sold on the Minolta gear. I have several srT 101's, XD-11's and XE-7's as well as an SR-7 and they get used most of the time by myself or my son when we go out to shoot. The XE-7 is battery dependant and can be finicky at times (needs a CLA) but it is spot on with a fresh battery and takes fantastic pics especially with the pre-MC lenses (couldn't possibly be me).

    I have the 300/4,5 MC ROKKOR lens that I picked up in a package deal. Great looking lens but it doesn't get used much as I prefer to use wide angle lenses most of the time and nothing more than a 135 for portraits. If you haven't gotten that lens yet for $70 do so if you use tele's. KEH has a 300/5,6 in E+ condition now for $89. Get it while the gettings good. Check out this review of the lens http://www.geocities.ws/mikkonis/reviewed/md400mm.html
    Well count me in on that.I was sold on Minolta back in the 70s.I have quite a collection of Minolta equipment. All the top of the line stuff with the exception of an XK Motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmajor View Post
    I've read the XE-7 is a nice balance between the two models though, unfortunately for me, it has the LED metering indicators - my primary non-preference in the XD series.
    The XE-7 does not use led's instead it uses a needle that lines up with the shutter speed indication in the viewfinder..

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