Week 69 – Minolta X-7A

The Minolta X-7A has been hard for me to pin down. It’s a consumer level manual focus SLR from sometime in the 1980s. It appears to be an alternate version of the X-370, which in turn was a down rated version of the X-570. It features aperture priority automation as well as a full manual mode. Unlike most of its XG-series cousins the meter functions in manual mode, indicating both selected and metered speeds in the viewfinder.

Its most unique feature is the controls. The on/off switch is a large slider to the left of the viewfinder, and the shutter speeds are shown in a window to the right.

I don’t remember where I got mine, but it was probably eBay. I’ve already run a short roll of FP4 this week and have a roll of Lomochrome Purple loaded now.