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Hko 3:57am on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 
A little bit overpriced I would give it a value of $250 but i think in time the price will fall. asus rampage 3 formula as review before me This thing is FAST! I was scared to try this thing out too but very glad I drivers from ocz.
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I scan a 10x8 inch photo, sometimes becomes larger than the original, and sometimes become smaller than the original. Accurate Color","Easy Setup".
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I got this scanner about 16 months ago. I was looking for a scanner with an automatic sheet feeder, at a reasonable price, and the choice was limited.
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Misrepresented with No Customer Support I just want to echo the other reviewers of this piece of trash. I installed the BlazeVIdeo 1. 3-D, clarity, micro/macro and overall usefulness I use a full frame Nikon camera that is sensitive to low light and can use an f/2.
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Unless you are planning to do hundreds of professional scans a day, this is an excellent option for multi-function scanning of negatives. Highly recommend this scanner, particularly because of Digital Ice software that enables one to scan older.
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Good camera for the casual user. Easy to use. "Comfortable Controls","Strong Construction","Bright LCD" "Long Lag Time" I love this camera! I tried to find a camera with a pretty high mps under $120.00. I got this camera and a 1g sd mem. card, for [$].
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aaxa p1 pico projector this is a great little projector , it is easy to set up. i like to play playstation with it and it goes on most flat surfaces.
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I replaced an older Minolta scanner with the ...  Outstanding scan quality, very robust build. After a few years using first a Canonscan with no ICE, and Epson 4990 with ICE, and now this machine I have experienced all levels of useage.
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I wanted a scanner for 35mm and 6x7 black and white negatives that did a better job than my Epson 4870. Overall this scanner is more than I expected for use. It will handle everything I need in a scanner. The scanner is evetything that was said it was. I've had this for about two weeks and have had no problems. I've scanned photos and doents, both have come out great.
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This is my 2nd Epson photo scanner, and I am very pleased with both (1st was a 2400 Photo). I like the Digital ICE dust and scratch removal.

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Rewind crank

Frame counter

P/A-lock release

Film-speed ringFilm-speed window Exposure-adjustment control release
Flash/camera-control contacts For dedicated programmed autoflash and X-series autoflashes Sync contact
Film-advance lever Smooth 130" advance stroke after ' unengaged movement Main-switch position indicator OFF, O N , ON (audible slowshutter-speed warning and selftimer beeps)
AE lock/self-timer switch AE lock for holding close-up or adjusted-viewing meter readings Electronic self-timer with triple-rate blinking LED and optional audible beeps Front grip Integral front and back grips giving camera surer hold

MD coupler

Lens-mounting index Lens-release button Mirror Specially coated to make viewfinder 11 % brighter

MC coupler

Strap eyelet
Shutter-release socket Sync terminal Diaphragm-control lever Preview button Easy-to-use spring-loaded button for previewing depth of field Not visible: Silicon photocell atop pentaprism for full-aperture metering for viewfinder LED display, and for "final check" stop-down metering Second silicon photocell in mirror compartment for Direct Autoflash Metering w i t h PXseries A u t o Electroflashes
Bayonet lens mount New integrally lubricated stainlesssteel mount offers greater durability and smoother lens changing; accepts virtually all Minolta SLR interchangeable lenses and accessories
Mode indicators M: Metered manual A: Aperture-priority AE P: Programmed AE (blinks if lens not set at minimum aperture or non-MD lens in use Over-range LED
Focusing grip Distance scale Depth-of-field scale Aperture ring/scale Mounting index Minimum-aperture lock Prevents accidental m o v e m e n t of a p e r t u r e ring in P m o d e Diaphragm-control pin
Shutter-speed scale/LEDs LED indicates stepless speed set by camera in P and A modes LED indicates stepped speed recommended in M mode " " LED blinks at 2Hz as flash-ready indicator w i t h PX- and X-series A u t o Electroflashes " " LED blinks at 8Hz as flash-distance checker (FDC) w i t h PX-series A u t o Electroflashes

Eyepiece cap Battery holder
NOTE The protective plastic film on the camera's base can be removed if desired.

Shoulder pad

The next four sections cover things you must do to prepare your camera for taking pictures: Attach lens (at right). Insert batteries and turn main switch on (pp. 12 and 13). Set film speed (p. 16). Load camera with film (pp. 17 to 20). You must always install batteries properly and turn on the main switch before loading f i l m ; the order of other steps may vary. Instructions for rewinding and unloading film are also given in this part. We recommend reading them before starting to use your camera, so that you will be sure what to do when you come to the end of the film.
Body and lens caps Remove body and lens caps as shown above. CAUTIONS Always cap the rear end of the lens and the lens mount of the camera when the lens is not attached, and the front of the lens when the camera is not in use.
To prevent damage to the control pins, never set a lens w i t h its rear end down unless a rear lens cap is on. If it is necessary to set an uncapped lens with its front end down, do so on a smooth surface. Fisheye lenses should always be capped before being placed front end down. Keep lenses, properly capped front and rear, in their cases when not in use.
To attach lenses After removing the body cap and rear lens cap, align the red mounting index on the lens barrel w i t h the red index on the camera's lens mount, insert the lens bayonet into the socket, then turn the lens clockwise until it locks into place with a click.
To remove lenses While pushing the lens-release b u t t o n , turn the lens counterclockwise as far as it will go, then lift it out of the mount. CAUTION Be careful not to touch anything inside the camera when attaching or removing lenses.
Care of glass surfaces Never touch lens or eyepiece surfaces with fingers or other objects. If necessary, remove loose matter with a blower brush. Use special photographic lens tissue or a soft, clean cloth to remove smudges or fingerprints with a gentle circular motion. Only if absolutely necessary, the tissue may be moistened very slightly with not more than one drop of a satisfactory quickevaporating fluid cleaner specially compounded for photographic lenses. Such fluids must never be dropped directly on the glass surface. Never lift the mirror or touch its surface, as doing so might damage the alignment. Small smudges or fingerprints on the mirror will not affect the meter reading or image quality; if they are very annoying, have the camera cleaned at an authorized Minolta service facility.

Mode/shutter-speed selector and P/A-lock release The mode/shutter-speed selector can be rotated continuously in either direction but locks at " P " and " A " to prevent accidental movement. Release the selector by pressing the P/A-lock release, then turn it until it clicks or locks into place at the desired position.
Minimum-aperture lock In P mode, it is recommended to lock the lens at its minimum aperture to prevent accidental movement. To do so, line up the green f-number (f/16, f / , or f/32, depending on lens) with the index, then pull the slider toward the camera. To release the lock for A mode or M mode, push the slider away from the camera body. NOTE Only new-type MD lenses have the lock.
Eyepiece cap If the shutter is released without the eyepiece being shielded by your head (such as in remote or selftimer operation, etc.) when the camera is used in P or A mode or at " B " , slide the eyepiece cap onto the frame around the eyepiece to prevent unwanted light from affecting the meter reading and exposure. The eyepiece cap can be threaded on the camera strap to keep it handy for use. 25

Basic settings

Set m o d e selector at " P ".
Taking pictures in P mode After you have set the camera as shown at left, it will automatically set the shutter speed and aperture for you (see program graph on p. 30). All you need do before releasing the shutter is compose, focus, and check the viewfinder as follows: Is the over-range LED blinking? If so, use a neutral-density (ND) filter or reduce the light level if possible. Is an LED on in the danger zone for hand-holding (usually 1/30 sec. or slower see p. 44)? Or does the slow-shutter-speed warning beep when the main switch is at " O N " and you touch the operating button? If so, use a suitable camera-support method (p. 46) or a flash (p. 50).
Is an LED on or blinking outside the applicable range in the table on page 31? If so, exposure may be incorrect. NOTES If the lens is not set at minimum aperture, the " P " will blink as a warning. Although exposure will still be correct unless an over- or under-range LED blinks, the program's range will be limited so that it cannot accommodate brighter subjects. In some situations you may want to use the AE-lock or exposureadjustment control (pp. 34 and 35). If your head is not shielding the eyepiece from light when the picture is taken, use the eyepiece cap (p.25).
Set and lock lens at minimum aperture (green figure). 26 USE ONLY MD LENSES
Viewfinder shows: Green " P " = Programmed AE mode in use (Blinks if lens is not set at minimum aperture) Minimum aperture (green) NOT THE T A K I N G APERTURE Stepless shutter speed set by camera (If two LEDs light, speed is in between.) 27

To obtain proper exposure in high-contrast lighting situations where your subject is on the edge of the frame or occupies only a small portion in the center, use the AE lock as follows: 1. Shift the camera's position so the subject fills most of the frame. For small subjects, you may need to move closer. 2. With the viewfinder LED display on, press the AE lock all the way down and hold it there; you may
EXPOSURE-ADJUSTMENT CONTROL then remove your finger from the operating button if desired. 3. Recompose your picture as desired. 4. Release the shutter while still holding the AE lock down. NOTES Suggestions on when to use the AE lock are given on pages 36 and 37. The AE lock cannot be used in M mode or together with the selftimer. If you wish to change the settings of film speed, exposure adjustment, mode/shutter-speed, or aperture, do so before pressing the AE lock. The AE lock does not operate if pressed while the motor drive is used at " H i ".

-2 -+1 +2

To deliberately increase or decrease exposure from the normal metered value, turn the exposureadjustment control while pressing the lock release until the desired position is aligned with the index. Set minus () numbers to darken exposure and plus (+) numbers to lighten exposure, as indicated in the table. NOTES The control will lock at " 0 " and each half-stop setting, though settings between half stops can also be used.
two stops less = one-quarter normal exposure one stop less = one-half normal exposure normal exposure one stop more = double normal exposure two stops more = four times normal exposure
When the control is not at " 0 " , the +/- LED in the viewfinder will blink to let you know exposure is being adjusted. Be sure to return the control to " 0 " after using exposure-adjustment settings. Both aperture and shutter speed are changed by exposure adjustment in P mode; in A mode, only shutter speed is adjusted.
WHEN TO USE AE LOCK A N D EXPOSURE The following suggestions on when to use the AE lock or exposure-adjustment control can serve as starting points for trial; individual conditions and taste will, of course, determine what exposure you choose. In situations where there is a great brightness difference between the subject and background and the most important area is considerably darker than the area surrounding it, use the AE lock to lock the meter reading with the camera positioned so the subject fills most of the finder, or set the exposure-adjustment control at + 1/2 to +2 stops. Examples are pictures with strong backlighting and no fill-in illumination (such as photos A and B), or subjects against a background of snow or lightcolored sand, unless the bright area occupies a very small part of the frame. If the most important subject area is much brighter than the rest of the picture, use the AE lock as above or set the exposure-adjustment control at 1/2 to -2 stops. Examples are subjects in a spotlight or shaft of sunlight or against a very dark background (such as photos C and D), unless the background occupies only a small area in the frame. When copying documents printed on white stock or on other predominantly light-colored materials, an adjustment of +1/2 to +2 stops may be necessary. Similarly, you will probably want to make an adjustment of 1/2 to 2 stops for predominantly dark copy material, or that on a dark background. When using an R60 (red) filter, adjust exposure + 1 stop.

Focusing aid The X-700's standard focusing screen has a split-image spot surrounded by a band of microprisms in the center of an Acute Matte field. To focus the camera visually with usual lenses, look through the viewfinder and turn the focusing ring of the lens u n t i l : Upper and lower subject images in the spot are exactly aligned with no broken lines between them, Subject image in the band does not shimmer or appear broken up,and Subject image within the focusing aid appears clearest and seems to blend w i t h that on the matte field surrounding it. Though the most satisfactory focusing aid and method depend upon the conditions and your personal preference, the above method may provide the best results with medi40 um wideangle to medium telephoto lenses. Generally speaking, however, you will probably find that focusing is easiest if: Split-image spot is used for subjects having vertical lines. Microprism band is used for lenses from medium wideangle through medium telephoto, especially with subjects not having vertical lines. Matte field is used for longerfocal-length lenses or for macro or other work involving considerable lens extension.

In focus

NOTE The X-700's standard focusing screen can be replaced at any authorized Minolta service facility by any of eight optional focusing screens (see p. 57).

Out of focus

Distance scale You may find that in the following situations it is easier to focus by estimating the distance to your subject, then aligning the corresponding figure on the distance scale with the index: If you are taking long exposures or flash pictures when it is too dark to focus through the lens If you want to prefocus on your subject, such as in quickly shot candid photos
Film-plane index The symbol beneath the filmadvance lever indicates the position occupied by the film in the camera. It can be used for measuring the distance from subject to film when taking close-ups, photomacrographs, and photomicrographs, where the exact distance is sometimes important.
Infrared index For proper focus when using infrared film, first focus your subject as usual w i t h visible light, then attach a red filter and turn the focusing ring to the right to align the point of proper focus on the distance scale w i t h the small red dot (or red " R " on MC and oldtype MD lenses) on the depth-offield scale. Set exposure according to the film manufacturer's recommendations. 41


Focused distance APERTURE
Focused distance FOCUSED DISTANCE
focused distance FOCAL LENGTH
The range behind and in front of the focused distance within which the image appears acceptably sharp is called the depth of field. It extends a greater distance behind the focused distance (usually about 1/3 in front, 2/3 behind) and is determined by three factors: the aperture, the distance at which the lens is focused, and the focal length of the lens. As illustrated by shaded trees above, depth of field increases as the lens is stopped down (e.g., f/1.7 to f/22) and becomes greater the farther from the camera the lens is

focused. It decreases as the lens is opened up (e.g., f/22 to f/1.7) and the closer the lens is focused. Depth of field is greater for short-focal-length lenses than for telephotos at the same focused distance and aperture. It is at its least for any given lens in normal mounting when the lens is at maximum aperture (as when metering and focusing normally with Minolta MD or MC lenses) and at minimum focusing distance.
Preview button In A and M mode, depth of field at any focused distance and aperture can be checked visually by pushing the preview button all the way in. This will stop the diaphragm down to the aperture corresponding to the f-number set on the aperture ring, allowing you to see through the viewfinder how much of the subject is acceptably sharp. NOTE The shutter speed indicated by LED while the preview button is pressed is NOT the actual shutter speed.
Depth-of-field scale When the lens is focused at a given point, the image will be in satisfactory focus from the nearer value to the farther value on the distance scale indicated by the depth-of-field marks for the aperture in use. For example, if a 50mm f/1.7 lens is focused at 3m (about 10 ft.) and the aperture is f / 8 , the corresponding graduations to left and right of the index indicate acceptable sharpness from about 2.4 to 4.2m (approx. 8 to 14 ft.).
The depth-of-field scale can also be used to zone focus, i.e., set the focusing ring so that some anticipated action will take place within the limits of the depth of field. For example, if you want any subject within a range of 2.6m (approx. 81/2 ft.) to infinity to be reasonably sharp and the lighting conditions allow you to set an aperture of f/16 in A or M mode with a 50mm f/1.7 lens, set the lens so the infinity mark is opposite the " " on the right end of the scale.
A blurred photograph results when movement of the subject or camera during exposure causes a shift in the position of the image on f i l m. The shutter speed required to "freeze" an object's action normally increases as the object's speed increases; however, no matter what the speed, an object moving across the viewfinder field requires a faster shutter speed than one moving at the same speed directly toward or away from the camera. Similarly, a moving object near the camera (or one appearing nearer due to use of a longerfocal-length lens or a close-up accessory) requires a faster shutter speed than one farther away. Blur from camera motion depends on such factors as the lens being used, the apparent closeness of the subject when viewed through the lens, the shutter speed, and the camera-support method. Since longer-focal-length lenses and closeup accessories increase the relative size of the subject, even a slight movement of the camera will be magnified on f i l m ; the greater weight and size of such lenses and accessories may also make it difficult to hold them steady. A good rule to follow is that the slowest shutter speed that can be safely used by most people when hand-holding a lens is the reciprocal of the focal length. For example, for a 125mm lens, the speed would be 1/125 sec; for a 300mm lens, it would be 1/500 (1/300 raised to the next faster speed to be on the safe side). Use of a sufficiently fast shutter speed is also important when taking pictures from a moving, vibrating vehicle such as a boat, car, train, or plane (especially to prevent blurring the foreground, if any) or from a vibrating object such as a bridge. To reduce transmission of the vibrations through your body to the camera, relax your body and avoid direct contact with the object as far as possible.

In order to obtain sharp, blur-free photos, it is important to release the shutter gently while keeping the camera as still as possible. Always, regardless of shutter speed, release the shutter with a slow, steady squeeze never a quick jab preferably while holding your breath. Shown at right are some ways of holding the camera to provide adequate support at normal and fast shutter speeds. If you grasp the camera firmly with your right hand on its front and back grips, you can easily shift it back and forth for horizontal (a) and vertical (b) pictures without removing your hand from its controls. Also, by cradling the camera in your left hand to support it, you can readily focus and set the aperture, if necessary, then shoot; another way is to use
your left hand to focus, then grasp the left part of the body for support. Photo (c) shows an alternative for holding the camera vertically. You should, of course, experiment to find the way that suits you best.
Slow-shutter-speed warning When the main switch is set at " O N " and the operating button is touched or slightly pressed, a slow-shutter-speed warning will beep if the camera sets (in P or A mode) or recommends (in M mode) a shutter speed of 1/30 second or slower. Though the actual danger of blur from camera or subject movement depends on many factors (p. 44), including your own ability to hold the camera steady, you may wish to use the figure " " as a reference point to gauge the chance of blur.
When a slow shutter speed is unavoidable, use one of the following methods (given in order of increasing steadiness) to prevent blur from camera movement: Hold the camera firmly against your face (in horizontal position, place your thumb between camera and face for support), brace your arm(s) against your body, and spread your feet slightly or lean against a tree, etc. Another way is to kneel on one knee and rest your elbow on the other. Steady the camera against a post or other f i r m , non-vibrating support. Use a minipod or similar device to prop the camera on a table, ledge, etc. Mount the camera on a sturdy tripod.


Besides its pentaprism-mounted silicon photocell for ambient light metering, the X-700 has a second cell located in its mirror compartment to measure through-the-lens (TTL) light reflected from the film during flash exposures with PXseries Auto Electrofl3Shes. Used in program T T L autoflash mode with the X-700 and an MD lens set for P mode, this Minolta Direct Autoflash Metering system allows you to simply compose, focus on a subject in flash range, and shoot. The aperture will be automatically set for you by the camera's flash program. In any-aperture T T L autoflash mode with the X-700 set at " A " , you can open the aperture fully up to obtain maximum flash range, or close it down for greater depth of field. Since light is metered through the lens at the taking aperture during exposure, this mode is ideal for autoflash close-ups, bounce flash, and other creative flash techniques. 50 In both modes, an LED will blink in the viewfinder to indicate if exposure was sufficient, and flash exposures can be lightened or darkened over a wide range by using the camera's exposure-adjustment control. The table at right summarizes how to use PX and other flash units with the X-700. For specific instructions, see the applicable owner's manual.
Connecting flash units Cordless clip-on flash units are attached and electrically connected by simply sliding them into the camera's hot shoe. Sync cords of clip-on or bracket-type units must be plugged into the camera's sync terminal. Bracket-type flash units attach to the camera's tripod socket.
PX-series A u t o Electroflash Camera connection Hot shoe (or off-camera cables) Controllable by camera's selector: P: program T T L (camera selects aperture by flash program) A: any-aperture T T L (user selects aperture to control flash range and depth of field) 1-1000, B: manual flash (aperture determined by distance)
X series A u t o Electroflash Hot shoe
Other Hot shoe or sync cord
Flash mode and aperture setting
Selected on flash: A u t o : by on-flash sensor at designated aperture(s) Manual: aperture determined by distance
X-sync shutter speed Flash-ready signal If shutter released before flash charged: Flash-distance check (FDC) signaling Exposure-adjustment control
Shutter automatically releases at 1/60 if flash charged (except when camera set at " B " ) LED next to " " blinks at 2Hz (and " A " or " M " LED goes out in A or M mode); monitor lamp on flash Photo taken without flash at existing settings " " LED blinks at 8Hz (in T T L ) ; FDC lamp on flash Usable in P and A modes (viewfinder + / - LED goes out even when in use) FDC lamp on models 320X, 132X only Not usable

MOTOR DRIVE 1 and AUTO WINDER G With Motor Drive 1 attached, you can capture the action with single-frame or continuous operation at either 2 or 3.5 frames per second. The comfortable handgrip has two operating buttons, each w i t h a Minolta "touch switch", enabling full viewfinder readout for either horizontal or vertical framing. Auto Winder G lets you focus full attention on the creative aspects of photography by freeing you from winding the film after each picture. Continuous sequences up to 2fps are also possible by holding the camera's operating button down. Both units are designed to attach quickly and easily without access caps to remove or store. Their film-advance mechanisms stop automatically at the end of the roll, and film can be easily loaded and unloaded without removing the units. WIRELESS CONTROLLER IR-1 SET The IR-1 infrared transmitter/receiver set lets you trigger the X-700 from up to 60m (about 200 ft.) away for remote-controlled single-frame exposures, continuous sequences, or time exposures. When used with extra receivers, the three-channel transmitter enables independent operation of up to three cameras or groups of cameras, or simultaneous operation of an unlimited number of cameras. 56


The X-700's standard focusing screen can be replaced by any of eight optional Acute Matte screens at authorized Minolta service facilities. Types and usages are as follows: P1
PM: horizontal split/microprism band; standard type (not shown); general photography P 1 : horizontal split; general photography P 2 : horizontal split; general photography with f/2.8 or larger max. aperture lenses Pd: diagonal split; general photography M: microprism spot; general photography G: matte field only; general, close-up, and telephoto photography L: matte field with grid; general photography S: horizontal and vertical measuring scales; general, macro-, micro-, and astrophotography H: clear spot with engraved double cross; macro-, micro-, and astrophotography Interchangeable lenses and other SLR system accessories are shown in the system guidebook 57 included in the camera box.


Type: Electronically governed 35mm single-lens reflex AE camera Exposure-control modes: Fully programmed ("P"), aperture-priority automatic ( " A " ) , and metered manual ("M") Lens mount: Minolta SLR bayonet of integrally lubricated stainless steel (54 rotating angle); coupling for full-aperture metering, finder display input, and automatic diaphragm control, providing programmed or aperture-priority auto operation w i t h Minolta MD lenses, aperture-priority auto operation with MC and other Minolta SLR interchangeable lenses/accessories; spring-return button for depth-of-field preview or stop-down meter readings with other than MD or MC lenses (standard lenses: MD 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.7) Exposure control and functions: Low-voltage, lowcurrent computer circuit incorporating quartz crystal for sequential control to 1/30,000-sec. accuracy, large-scale ICs, samarium-cobalt impulse-release magnets, and linear-resistance inputs) varies both aperture and shutter speed steplessly according to special "faster-speed" program (see p. 30) in P mode, or varies shutter speed steplessly according to aperture set in A mode, to yield proper exposure for the film speed and exposure adjustment set; auto-exposure range: EV 1 to EV 18 (e.g., 1 sec. at f/1.4 to 1/1000 at f/16) at ISO 100/21 w i t h f/1.4 lens; AE-lock device holds meter reading for exposure at that value regardless of subject-brightness changes Shutter: Horizontal-traverse focal-plane type; electronically controlled stepless speeds 1/1000 to 4 sec. set automatically with endlessly rotatable selector dial locked at " P " or " A " setting or fixed speeds 1 to 1/1000 sec. or " B " (bulb) set manually at detented dial indications; electromagnetic shutter release locks when voltage too low for proper operation Metering: T T L center-weighted averaging type, by silicon photocell mounted at rear of pentaprism for available light, measured full aperture for normal finder display, then at taking aperture for programmed/automatic-exposure setting/determination or stop-down display; by another SPC mounted with optic in side of mirror compartment for T T L off-film Direct Autoflash Metering at taking aperture during exposure to control burst duration of PX-series flash units Film-speed range: ISO 25/15 to 1600/33 set by ASA dial that locks at 1/3-EV increments
Exposure-adjustment control: Up to 2 EV continuous adjustment of P, A, or M exposure by dial that locks at zero position and each 1/2-EV setting Mirror: Triple-coated oversize instant-return slide-up type Viewfinder: Eye-level fixed pentaprism type showing 95% of 24x36mm film-frame area; magnification: 0.9X with 50mm standard lens focused at infinity; power: 1D, adjustable with accessory snap-on eyepiece lenses; Fresnel-field focusing screen having artificially regular-patterned matte field plus central splitimage horizontally oriented focusing aid surrounded by microprism band, interchangeable with Type P1, P2, Pd, M, G, L, S, or H screens at authorized Minolta service stations; visible around frame: mode indication (P, A, or M), shutter-speed scale ( 1 , 2, 4, 8, 15, , 60, 125, 250, 500, and 1000) with LED setting indication, triangular over-/under-range LED indicators blinking at 4Hz, flash-ready signal (LED next to " " blinking at 2Hz), FDC signal ( " " LED blinking at 8Hz for 1 sec. after correct flash exposure), mis-set lens warning (mode indication blinking at 4Hz) in P mode, battery check (by glowing of any LED when operating button touched or pressed slightly), f-number set w i t h MD or MC lenses, and exposure-adjustment engaged indica-

tion (LED blinking at 4Hz); display and metering activated by normal finger contact or slight pressing of operating button and continue for 15 sec, except go out after shutter release Flash sync and control: Hot shoe and PC terminal for X sync; camera-control contact on hot shoe for flashready signaling and automatic setting of shutter at 1/60 sec. (except when mode/shutter-speed selector set for sync at " B " ) with PX and X flash units; other electronic units synchronize at 1/60 sec. and slower manual speeds or " B " setting; Class MF, M, and FP flashbulbs, at 1/15 sec. or slower settings; second contact on hot shoe for burst control by Direct Autoflash Metering with PX units Film advance: Manual: by lever with single 130" stroke after 30 unengaged movement; motorized: through built-in coupler key with accessory Motor Drive 1 or Auto Winder G; release button for rewind on camera b o t t o m ; advancing-type frame counter; Safe Load Signal indicates film loading and advancing condition
Power: Two 1.5v alkaline-manganese (LR44: Eveready A-76 or equiv.), two 1.55v silver-oxide (SR44: Eveready S-76, EPX-76, or equiv.), or one 3v lithium (CR-1/3N) cell(s) contained in camera base power both programmed/auto exposure control and manual operation; three-position main switch w i t h indication for off, on, or on with audible piezoelectric slow-speed warning and self-timer operating indication; battery check by touching or slightly pressing operating button (LEDs do not light when cells approach exhaustion); shutter will not release when voltage too low for proper operation Self-timer: Electronic for 10-sec. delay, with operation indicated by camera-front LED that blinks at 2Hz for 8 sec, then 8Hz for 1 sec, then remains on until shutter releases, plus simultaneous audible indication when main switch in appropriate position; engaged by switch on body, cycle started by pushing operating b u t t o n , cancelable anytime before release
Other: Audible 4Hz piezoelectric warning when finder speed indication is 1/30 sec. or slower whenever finger contacts "touch s w i t c h " normally or presses operating button slightly with main switch appropriately set; integral front handgrip; detachable back with integral handgrip, memo holder, and ISO (DIN-ASA) table; positive 4-slot take-up spool; remote shutter-release socket Size and weight: 51.5 x 89 x 137mm (2 x 3-1/2 x 5-3/8 in.), 505g (17-13/16 oz.) without lens and/or power cells Standard accessories: Carrying strap w i t h slide-on spare battery holder and eyepiece cap Optional accessories: Auto Electroflash 360PX. 280PX. 132PX, Macro 80PX Set, off-camera cables and connectors. Power Grip 2, sec; Multi-Function Back; Motor Drive 1. Auto Winder G; Wireless Controller IR-1 Set; MD, MC, and other Minolta interchangeable lenses and applicable Minolta SLR system accessories Specifications subject to change without notice


If the camera is not to be used for more than two weeks, the batteries should be removed.
It is advisable to operate the f i l m - a d v a n c e lever a n d release the s h u t t e r once o r t w i c e f r o m t i m e t o t i m e d u r i n g e x t e n d e d storage. Minolta Co. Ltd. Minolta GmbH Minolta France S.A. Minolta (UK) Limited Minolta Austria Ges. m.b.H. Minolta Camera Benelux B.V. Belgium Branch Minolta (Schweiz) AG Minolta Svenska AB Finland Branch Minolta Portugal Limitada Minolta Corporation Head Office Los Angeles Branch Minolta Canada Inc. Head Office Vancouver Branch Minolta Hong Kong Limited Minolta Singapore (Pte) Ltd. Shanghai Minolta Optical Products Co. Ltd. If the camera is to be s t o r e d f o r a long p e r i o d of t i m e , t h e b o d y and lens s h o u l d b e r e t u r n e d t o their original packing a n d kept in a c o o l , d r y place a w a y f r o m dust o r chemicals, p r e f e r a b l y i n a n a i r t i g h t c o n t a i n e r w i t h a d r y i n g agent such as silica gel.
3-13. 2-Chome. Azuchi-Machi, Chuo-Ku. Osaka 541-8556. Japan Kurt-Fischer-Strasse 50, D-22923 Ahrensburg. Germany 365 Route de Saint-Germain. F-78420 Carrieres-Sur-Seine, France 7 Tanners Drive. Blakelands. Milton Keynes. MK14 5BU. England Amalienstrasse 59-61. A-1131 Wien. Austria Zonnebaan 39, P.O. Box 6000. NL-3600 HA Maarssen, The Netherlands Kontichsesteenweg 38. 8-2630 Aartselaar, Belgium Riedstrasse 6. CH-8953 Dietikon. Switzerland Albygatan 114, S-Solna. Sweden Niittykatu 6 PL 37. SF-02201 Espoo. Finland Av. do Brasil 33-A. P-1700 Lisboa. Portugal 101 Williams Drive. Ramsey. New Jersey 07446. U.S.A. 11150 Hope Street Cypress. CA 90630. U.S.A 369 Britannia Road East. Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 2H5, Canada 230-3771 Jacombs Road. Richmond. B.C. V6V 2L9, Canada Room 208, 2/F. Eastern Center. 1065 King's Road, Quarry Bay. Hong Kong 10. Teban Gardens Crescent, Singapore Minolta Road, Songjiang. Shanghai. China



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