Δευτέρα, 15 Ιουνίου 2009

Minolta XG2 Auto winder G

The XG-2, 35mm SLR camera with automatic and full manual exposure control was introduced at the same time with the more professional model XD-11. Exposure meter is activated by a contact or pressure on "tough switch" shutter release. Metering is Full-aperture TTL center weighted type, by two CdS cells mounted on either side of the eye piece at the rear of the pentaprism. Both cameras have a similar, compact body styling. Body dimensions are 138x 89x 52mm (WxHxD) and they are much lighter than the mechanical SRT cameras which were still produced in 1977. The weight is 505g without a lens. Power source consists two 1,5v silver-oxide, SR-44 or equiv. The first XG camera was the XG7, released in October 1977. Minolta like also some other camera manufacturer had a practice of naming cameras differently in different markets, the body was called the XG E in Japan and the XG 2 in Europe. XG cameras had only a aperture priority mode compared to the optional shutter priority mode in Xd cameras.XG-2 operates on aperture-preferred and manual mode. An inconvenient feature is that the exposure meter turns off in manual mode and the camera lacks any non-battery-dependent shutter speeds.The lens in a picture is a Tamron 3,5-4,5/ 28-50mm Zoom Lens. It belongs to the Tamron's Adaptall Series.A new feature in XG-2 is a shutter release button which uses the electrostatic ability of human skin to turn the exposure meter on. No pressure is needed. The same technique is used on many of Minolta´s later models, for instance on the X-700. "Your light, compact XG-2 is a top-quality single-lens reflex camera whose electronic system will control exposure for you automatically, freeing you for more enjoyment and greater creativity. You can also override the meter's automatic setting or set the camera for full manual operation. Electromagnetic shutter release and unique 'Touch switch" metering, head a host of other features. Attaching the accessory Auto Winder G enables single-frame/continuous motor film advance up to 2 frames/sec. Minolta's special Auto Electroflash 200X electronically switches the XG-2's shutter over for strobe exposures when charged and signals flash-ready in the finder; it also enables continuous-sequence flash with the winder. Besides new MD Rokkor lenses, your XG-2 uses virtually all interchangeable Rokkors made to date and all applicable Minolta SLR system accessories."

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