I moved house recently after 30 years in one place, and I have just unearthed my X-700 from way back when, and am about to put a film through it. It all seems to be working fine so far. Results will tell. And I found its predecessor, an XG-M, which also works after cleaning up the battery contacts, so a film will be going through that as well. I have four Minolta lenses for them - 55mm f2, 35-70mm f3.5, 100mm f3.5 and 250mm f5.6 mirror lens, and two others - a Soligor 35mm f2.8 and a Vivitar 24mm f2. Should have some fun with all that.
I've found that I keep coming back to film, and to my X-700 bodies, time and again. It brings back a lot of the simply joy of photography.
I have a 35-70mm f/3.5 as well. And I've always enjoyed my 24mm lens on the X-700, such a nice balance to hold in addition to great results.
Hello I've just purchased one of these models in "Mint" Condition £35.00 on EBay. I also Purchased a 9000 AF a couple of weeks ago. Love the feel and looks of both. Bit of a Minolta geek! Collector wise. Interested in your Review and experiences. Roy Haworth (Manchester UK).
Thanks for leaving a note, Roy. Good-quality used X-700 bodies abound, I've never had a problem buying excellent bodies for peanuts*. I hope it brings you years of delightful photography. I've got one of X-700 bodies with me this weekend.
*From the manual focus age, I've found Minolta's bodies as good as anything I've used. I'm not sure that the lenses where equal to the market leaders but I find Minolta's bodies very well designed and reasonably reliable despite their age.
Hello, I am using a minolta x-700, with a vivitar MC tele-converter, and a sigma uc zoom 70-210. is this a good set-up with this camera. thanks paul
Thanks for leaving a note! I'm glad there are others out there still using this stuff.
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