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Minolta XG-1 Film MF SLR Camera

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Minolta Camera Co. Ltd.


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Driver Date & Version
6/7/2006 (ver. 1.0)


The Minolta XG-1 uses Minolta famed MD bayonet mount for a wide variety of lenses. Minolta released the XG1 onto the market in 1978. The camera comes with standard 45mm lense, case, and strap. Some of the XG-1 can still be used perfectly until today.

The owners manual is scanned as image and does not went through OCR process, thus you will not be able to do text searching as the whole thing is an image.

Technical Specification

Type 35mm single-lens reflex with automatic and full manual exposure control
Lens mount Minolta SLR bayonet

54 deg. rotating angle; coupling for full-aperture metering and automatic diaphragm control with Minolta MD and MC lenses

(Standard lenses MD 50mm f/1.2 f/1.4 f/l.7 or 45mm f/2; see p. 49 for specifications)

Auto-exposure control Special low-voltage low-current computer circuit actuated by contact or pressure on touch switch operating button varies the shutter speed continuously and steplessly to yield proper exposure according to metering system indication at the aperture. film speed and exposure adjustment set.

Auto-exposure range

EV 2 to EV 17 (e.g. 1/2 sec. at f /1.4 to 1 /1000 at f /11 ) at ASA 100 with f / 1.4 lens

Shutter Horizontal -traverse focal -plane type; electronically controlled speeds

1/1000 to 1 sec steeplessly on automatic mode or in steps on manual mode

Metering Full-aperture TTL center-weighted type by two Cds cells mounted on either side of the eyepiece at the rear of the pentaprism
Film-speed range ASA 25 to 1600 set on the shutter-speed/function selector
Auto-exposure adjustment Up lo +-2 EV continuous adjustment of automatic exposure with 1/2 EV click-stops and lock at A (zero setting)
Mirror Oversize quick-return type (P0 value: 123mm )
Viewfinder Eye-level fixed pentaprism type showing 93% of 24 x 38mm film-frame area


0.87X with 50mm standard lens focused at infinity ;

Matta-Fresnel-field focusing screen with cent rat horizontally oriented split-image focusing spot surrounded by microprism band;

stepless speeds indicated by 7 light-emitting diodes; LED over-/under-range indicators;

LED at 60 position also blinks as flash-ready signal with the X-series Auto Electroflashes

Flash sync PC terminal and hot shoe for X sync. (disconnect when unit not installed

electronic flash synchronizes at 1/60 sec and slower step or stepless speeds;

Class MF M FP flashbulbs synchronize at 1/15 or slower speeds.

Extra contact on hot shoe receivers signal from camera-control contact of the X-series Auto Electroflashes

Film advance Motorized: Through built-in coupler key with accessory Auto Winder G

Manual: By lever with single 130 deg. stroke after 300 unengaged movement

Film-advance release button for rewinding; advancing-type frame counter and Safe Load Signal that indicates film loading and advancing conditions

Power Two 1.5v alkaline-manganese (Eveready A-76 or equivalent) or sit per-oxide (Eveready EPX -78/S-76 or equivalent) cells power both auto exposure control and shutter s electronically governed operation

LED battery check indicator lights when operating switch in battery check position

Shutter will not release when voltage too low for proper operation

Self-timer Electronic LED indicated types; approximately 10sec. delay
Other 4-slot take-up spool ; back cover with ASA-DIN conversion scale
Size and weight 52 x 88 x 138mm (2 x 3-7/16 x 5-5/8 in. )

490g (17-5/16 oz.) without lens and power cells

Accessories Exclusive Auto Winder G Auto Electroflash 320X 200X 132X and 118X

Remote Cord S 60cm (20-in.) and Remote Cord L 5m ( 16-ft.) ; MD MC and other interchangeable Minolta lenses and applicable Minolta SLR system accessories

Download Minolta XG-1 Manual here.

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