It was available in both chrome and black finishes. We aren't overly burdened with rules and will probably always be a small intimate group where we can get to know each other better than is possible in some of the large groups. Welcome to Minolta XD. Finally, the very interesting camera by its origin: XD11 50th Anniversary. Next to it, to the right, is the shutter speed dial setting visible. LEDs show the chosen exposure time)image by Uwe Kulick (Image rights). Easiest way to recognize these versions are through a few small detail changes: Camerapedia is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. The camera TTL exposure meter is very accurate and covers light levels from EV 1 through EV 18, with off-the-film metering for precise measurement of the amount of light striking the film during exposure. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The shutter is of the vertical-travel Seiko variety and is particularly quiet. It was Minolta's first SLR camera to feature both shutter priority and aperture priority automatic exposure modes. the second generation has this outboard-pointing tab covered in black plastic. (in shutter priority mode S , in A mode the. The camera does not, however, accept the Motor Winder MD-1, which provides up to 3.5 frames per second, a vertical shutter release button, and a noticeable improvement in ergonomics and handling to the XG and X series of camera. the top model was the XD (named XD-7 or XD-11 in different markets, see Versions), different versions by market: the primary models named. This meter will fly nine times with the Apollo project, including on the historic Apollo 11 mission. Thanks! I’m not an expert in metallurgy and therefore I cannot say exactly what advantage there is in the use of this treatment or production method. In 1977, Minolta was the first manufacturer to combine both TTL aperture-priority and shutter-priority automation in one SLR camera body, this was the Minolta XD-7 / XD-11. In 1977, Minolta was the first manufacturer to combine both TTL aperture-priority and shutter-priority automation in one SLR camera body, this was the Minolta XD-7 / XD-11. Kazuo Tashima becomes chairman of the company between 1982 and 1985, and on Tuesday November 19 of that final year he dies of kidney failure in a Kobe hospital. Compare the XE-7 with the R3, for example. Based on this reading, shutter speed is adjusted as required. XD11/XD/XD7 User Manual in English (Rapidshare download), https://camerapedia.fandom.com/wiki/Minolta_XD_series?oldid=127703, the earliest version has the exposure compensation tab (under the. How many of you actually write down what exposure you shot at? Here it is filled. I’ve spotted that one trait of cameras with “New Logo” wasn’t mentioned in the collector’s notes – “Red Dot” is right on the mounting ring, not a mark on the camera body as it was for cameras with a classic logo. It was available in both chrome and black finishes.