52 Cameras – Week 17 – Minolta SRT200

The Minolta SRT200 was a 35mm single lens reflex camera introduced in 1975. It features a 1/1000 shutter. Mine has a 50mm f2 lens. The layout is fairly standard SLR with a knob near the winding lever for shutter speed and aperture controlled by a ring on the lens. It features a match needle meter inside the viewfinder; adjusting speed and/or aperture moves a ring to align with a needle from the light meter.

Its most unusual feature is a small knob on the bottom of the camera to turn the meter on and off.

I've loaded mine with 36 exposures of HP5, and I'm headed out for a photo walk with the Greater Boston Analog and Film Photography Group tomorrow.