Minolta XG-1 Film MF SLR Camera
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Minolta Camera Co. Ltd.
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.
|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.
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
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