Minolta X-7A – week 69 results

Many cameras leave an impression with me. I either want to use them again immediately or I really dislike them. The X-7A was neither. It feels like a perfectly adequate SLR with a few slightly odd controls. It didn’t annoy me, but I didn’t love it either. The on/off switch is odd, and I often found I’d left it in the wrong position. I liked the fact that the meter works in manual mode, unlike my XG-series cameras.

Results were mixed. It seems to have a slow shutter.  Half of my images came out like this:

201406 MinoltaX7aE

This week’s film was Lomochrome Purple, which I developed at home with a Unicolor kit.  It’s supposed to have interesting color shifts, and it did not disappoint. At slower shutter speeds, the images were fun.

The Burgermobile
The Burgermobile
Mallary
Mallary
Ericka
Ericka
Beth & Cricket
Beth & Cricket

Back on the shelf with it. It will probably end up on the Repair or Sell pile. I’m very happy with the Lomochrome however.

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