in 1975 the Minolta XD-5 is a shutter (S) or aperture (A) priority automatic
or manual (M) exposure camera. With a Seiko vertically running metal shutter.
It is the kid brother of the XD-11/XD-7, Minoltas top of the line SLR
at the time. The 5 didn't have the 11's, viewfinder blind, safe load signal
or the lens aperture/shutter speed indicator in the viewfinder. But its
still a pretty good shooter, smaller and lighter than the SRT's, XE-1.
Just needed a good exterior clean and light seal replacement.
Single-lens reflex with automatic (either aperture or shutter priority
modes) and metered/full-manual exposure control.
Lens Mount: Minolta
SLR bayonet, 54 deg rotating angle; coupling for full-aperture metering
and automatic diaphragm control with MD Rokkor lenses (MC also). Shutter
priority mode can only be used with MD lenses.
Standard Lenses: ??
Rokkor 50mm f/1.7.
vertical-traverse metal blade focal plane type; electronically controlled
speeds: 1/1000 to 1 sec & B.
Mechanically controlled settings (no battery required): "O"
(1/ 100sec), & "B".
Light Metering: Full-aperture
Film speed index: ASA
Matt-Fresnel-field focusing screen with central horizontally oriented
split-image focusing spot surrounded by mircoprism band.
indicators beside shutter speed scale on manual or aperture priority modes
or aperture scale on shutter priority mode. With over/ under warning arrows.
Flash Synchronization: X
synch, PC terminal and hot shoe synchronizes at "X" (1/100 sec)
and lower speeds.
Self Timer: Lever
type approx. 10 sec.
Film Loading: 4
slotted take-up spool.
Film Winding: Single
operation 130 degree winding lever type.
Advancing-type frame counter resets automatically when camera back opened.
Power: Two 1.5v silver-oxide cells (S-76 or equivalent) power both
auto exposure control and shutter's electronically governed operation.
135 mm x H 90 mm x W 52 mm.
grams without lens.
of roof at Darling Harbour Sydney.
/ Tokina RMC 135mm.