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Minolta XG-1

Minolta XG-1

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Minolta XG-1 35mm reflex film camera

History and Presentation of the Device :

The Minolta XG-1 is a 24x36 SLR, a piece of history in the world of film photography. It belongs to Minolta's XG series, a range launched in 1977, positioned between the high-end XD series and the mechanical SRT series. The XG series cameras use Minolta's MC/MD lens mount, providing compatibility with a variety of quality lenses.

Released in 1978, the XG-1 marked the beginning of the XG range. It is equipped with a focal plane shutter controlled by a centrally-dominated CdS cell. This electromechanical shutter achieves a shutter speed of up to 1/1000 of a second, with X-sync at 1/60th, providing excellent control over exposure.

One of the nice features of the XG-1 is the activation of the device via a crown located around the rewind crank. This crown not only allows you to turn the device on or off, but also to use the 10-second electronic self-timer or to check the battery status using an LED on the front.

In "on" mode, simply lightly touch the shutter button to activate the cell and measure the light, making it easier to prepare for shooting. A speed selection dial (from 1 second to 1/1000th of a second, including B exposure mode and Auto mode) is on the other side of the prism, with the shutter button in the center of the dial. By lifting the outer crown, you can select the ISO sensitivity of the film, ranging from ISO 25 to 1600.

The viewfinder is equipped with an indicator of the speed chosen by the automation, providing useful visual feedback for the photographer. In manual mode, the speed is not remembered, which may require greater attention.

Technical characteristics :

  • 📷 MC/MD Lens Mount : The XG-1 uses Minolta's MC/MD lens mount, providing compatibility with a range of quality lenses.

  • 📸 Electromechanical Shutter : It is equipped with an electromechanical focal plane shutter, allowing speeds of up to 1/1000 of a second.

  • ⚙️ Semi-automatic with Aperture Priority : The XG-1 offers an aperture priority automatic mode, in addition to manual mode. This allows photographers to manually adjust the aperture while letting the camera manage the shutter speed for correct exposure.

  • 📷 Sigma 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Zoom Lens: This versatile lens lets you go from wide angle to telephoto, providing a wide range of creative possibilities.

  • ⏱️ Electronic Self-Timer and Battery Test : The device offers a 10-second electronic self-timer and battery test function to ensure smooth operation.

Conclusion :

The Minolta XG-1 is a film SLR that embodies simplicity and quality. It sits at the crossroads between analog and digital, offering manual control for photography enthusiasts while offering an automatic mode for amateurs. With its MC/MD lens mount, it is compatible with a variety of quality lenses, making it a versatile choice for film photography enthusiasts. 📷

Reassurance :

🛡 Each device is thoroughly tested to ensure proper operation.

📬 Your Minolta XG-1 will be carefully packaged for worry-free delivery.

🚀 Shipping available internationally, so you can capture time wherever you are.

Please note that due to its vintage nature, the camera may show signs of minor wear, contributing to its unique charm. 😊📜

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Are the devices tested?

All our devices are tested and ready to use

Are batteries included with the devices?

Yes ! Fresh batteries are included with every device!

How do I put the film in my film camera?

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