Minolta XG-7 with Minolta 50mm F1.7 Prime, SIGMA Zoom 70-210mm F/4.5 Macro, 2X Converter.
Minolta XG-7 with Minolta 50mm F1.7 Prime, SIGMA ZOOM 70-210mm F/4.5 MACRO, 2X Converter and Minolta TTL Flash
The XG-7 was introduced in 1977. It was available in chrome and black finish.
Aperture priority and manual mode
The Minolta XG-7 is a dual-mode camera. It has an aperture-priority mode "A" which obviously is metered. Metering is done by depressing the shutter button halfway. The shutter speed then selected by the camera is shown in the viewfinder by a red LED. In the "A" mode you can "force" the camera to under- or overexpose your pictures by up to two stops. In situations requiring too fast a shutter speed, faster than 1/1000s, the camera will not fire to prevent overexposure. This is indicated by a red triangle in the viewfinder. Stop down the lens until a shutter speed is shown and you're ready to shoot again.
The Minota XG-7 is a versatile camera with many features and applications from shooting the bustling streets or picturesque landscapes. It is easy to use, intuitive aperture preferred exposure with straightforward overrides. This Minolta camera provides shutter speeds from 1s to 1/1000s so that you can adjust accordingly to obtain those distinctively clear photos. Both electronic and traditional shutter releases are accepted by this Minolta SLR camera. Use the center-weighted metering system of this Minolta camera to create an aesthetically appealing image. This Minolta SLR camera comes with the X terminal to select the 1/60th second X-sync. The Minolta XG-7 camera has a matte-fresnel-field focusing screen for those impeccable shots.
This camera is extremely easy to use. The batteries are really cheap and last a long time. It's one of the best vintage film cameras.
Film Type: 35mm
Lens Mount: Minolta Bayonet MD Mount
Focus: Fixed SLR Prism
Shutter: Focal Plane Cloth
Speeds: B, 1 – 1/1000 seconds
Exposure Meter: TTL Central Zone CdS meter with LED Viewfinder Readout
Battery: Two S76 Alkaline, Silver-Oxide, or Lithium Cells
Flash Mount: Hotshoe and PC X-Sync
Minolta MD Rokkor 50 mm f/ 1.7 Lens
Ffast prime lens for a 35mm SLR with Minolta SR (MD, MC) mount.
The lens feels fantastic, focus is buttery smooth and the weight balances well. Optical qualities wide open and the effective focal length of 76 mm on APS-C cameras make the MC Rokkor-PG an excellent portrait lens.
It got the typical optical performance of a spherical Gauss-derived fast 50mm lens.
Its ergonomics are excellent, with very grippy and smooth-turning aperture and focus rings.
Have you ever seen bad fifty from Minolta? I haven’t. And this MDI 50/1.4 isn’t exclusion. It has enough resolution for portraits even wide opened, becomes great on F2.0, ready for landscapes from F4 and absolutely sharp over the whole frame on F5.6. It provides creme bokeh and light bubbles with contrast borders, this bokeh can be described as ‘classic’ – beauty and predictable without any pronounced features. So, photographer don’t need to spend a many time to researching of the character of this lens – anyone can start to take photos without any training – this Rokkor works as standard fiftie with beautiful rendering and standard sharpness distribution over the frame.
Of course this Rokkor 50mm F/1.7 works fine with any digital mirrorless cameras, and with autofocus adapters too. Minolta has produced five 50mm F1.7 lenses for SR mount, and all of them with quite close IQ, so, if you got this one Rokkor 50mm F/1.7 then you don’t need to search for something another on this focal distance among other SLR-lenses.
The first thing any shooter is likely to notice when grabbing hold of the MD 50/1.7 is just how excellent it feels in the hand. Minolta lenses are known for being solid, and the 50/1.4 does not disappoint. It’s a hearty lens that feels delightfully hefty. While lenses from other brands might feel loose, fragile, or squeak and rattle when squeezed, the Minolta does not. It feels tight, compact, and strong. Were the nameplate removed, one could be forgiven for thinking it a German lens (Minolta did, in fact, design and build lenses for Leica). It weighs a healthy 235g, putting it right in the middle of the pack when compared to other 50mm lenses, but it’s compact in a way that many of its contemporaries simply aren’t.
Optically, the MD50 F/1.7 is second-to-none in its class. Minolta’s engineers knew what they were doing when they carried over the optical formula used in the much more expensive MD 50mm f/1.2. This seven element in six group design offers ample correction of optical aberrations, and provides exceptional resolution and contrast.
Sharpness is fantastic, even when shot wide-open. Corners suffer a bit of softness, naturally, but it’s nothing in comparison to some other fast primes we’ve shot. The Minolta performs among the best 50mm lenses tested in this regard.
Format: 35mm SLR
Type: Fixed focal length (fixed)
Focusing: Manual Focus
System: Minolta SR (MD, MC)
Started production: 1977
Year of completion: 1979
Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups
Focal length 50mm
Max. aperture f/1.7
Min. aperture f/16
Min. Focus (m.) 0.45
Filter Ø (mm.) 49
Weight (gr/oz) 195
Length (mm/in) 40
SIGMA ZOOM 70-210mm F/4.5 MACRO
Wide range of focal lengths, excellent sharpness and color reproduction. A good lens for reporting, vacation, travel and by the way, it shoots macro well.
FOCAL MC 2X Converter
This converter has optics the allows you to have proper infinity focus and converts 50mm lens into 100mm portrait with nice bokeh .
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