Over the last few months I have been adding to my Minolta SLR collection and one of the cameras I have been looking for since I began was an X700 that was in good condition as well as a reasonable price and I eventually found one.
It appeared in excellent condition so I loaded it with some JCH Streetpan 400 and popped out to give it a test.
I shot the whole roll using aperture priority using the Minolta MD 50mm f1.7 and developed in Rodinal 1+25 dilution for 10 1/2 minutes.
As you would expect the images were lovely and contrasty/sharp and the camera exposures were pretty much spot on.
The camera was lovely to shoot with handling great and is probably going to be one of the Minolta SLR’s that I will shoot regularly.
Here is a selection of images … comments most welcome
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