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1975. 35mm SLR camera.

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Minolta: Minolta XE-5 camera

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by john brown » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:22 am

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by bill339 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:47 pm

The Minolta XE-5 is one year younger and the less advanced sibling of the Minolta XE 35mm SLR cameras. It was introduced in 1975 and was not sold on the Japanese home market. The XE-5 also has a fixed finder and the vertical running metal blade shutter, as well as the bright viewfinder with the convenient exposure meter scale to the right, for either manual or automatic operation. However, the double exposure facility has gone, as has a few other minor details. The on/off switch is at the rear, but the film advance indicator is gone. The traditional two conductor hot-shoe is at the top of the finder. The prism housing is all black and when new it came with a MC Rokkor-X PF 1:1.7 f=50mm lens. The exposure setting is either meter-assisted manual or aperture-priority automatic. In the manual mode, the recommended shutter speed on the meter scale in the viewfinder must be compared to that set on the dial. The automatic mode is selected by setting the shutter speed dial to A. The electronically controlled shutter has manually selectable speeds from 4 seconds to 1/1000 second and a backup mechanical 1/90 second plus B. The shutter-speed dial locks in the A position, easily released by a tiny button reached when gripping the dial. The film speed is set on a dial surrounding the rewind knob. A small button just next to the viewfinder housing releases the ASA-dial. To the left on the same dial is an exposure compensation scale of ±2 EV, which may easily be set depressing a button on the dial edge. The camera operates on a 3V silver battery or two 1.5V SR44 batteries. The XE-5 also has a battery check lever with a red LED, lens release button, PC X sync socket, lens diaphragm stop-down button, a traditional self-timer with trigger button, rewind release button, tripod socket, and the battery compartment.

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