I do not need MLU (at this time, at least); I was just wondering about it, and that is why I asked about the self timer.
I am glad to hear the good news about the close-up performance of the 50/1.4...and I am not surprised to hear it. I appreciate the tip in regard to turning off the camera. I had been wondering about whether or not there is an auto-shut-off in the circuit.
I have never owned or used an R3, but I did have an R4s briefly. I did not not this camera's viewfinder. It has the same obstruction (a blacked out panel for the shutter speeds) on the right as the XD-11. I would have bought an XD-11 years ago were is not for this problematic design. I often see the XD-11 touted as Minolta's best, but for me it is the XE-7. The only fault I could find with the XE-7 is that is does not accept a winder or motor.
With regard to the SRT series: too bad these beautiful cameras take mercury batteries. I know that it is possible to convert them to common 1.5-v types, but I just do not want to deal with the hassle of finding someone I trust to do this, and the time and cost involved in the process. I am so glad the XE-7 takes non-banned cells.
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