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The Minolta XD5 was the cheaper version of the XD series cameras. Some people say that it has several plastic parts which just look like metal parts. It has the same outer appearance as the XD7, except the missing viewfinder ocular shuttering lever. Both models offer the choice of two automatic exposure modes: shutterspeed preferred or aperture preferred. In shutter preferred mode an aperture scale is shown in the viewfinder instead of the meter's shutterspeed scale. But the XD5 shows does not show the actual selected speed and selected aperture in addition to that scale, as does the XD7. For new preselections of shutter speed or aperture the XD7 user can keep his eye on the viewfinder.
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- Type: SLR camera body
- Exposure: automatically controlled shutter speed or automatic shutter preferred control of aperture and shutter speed
- Metering: through-the-lens (TTL) measuring by a photo diode at the back of the pentaprism controls automatic exposure
- Shutter speeds: 1 - 1/1000 sec. (metal lamellae shutter)
- Films: 35mm film with speeds from 12 to 3200 ASA
- Viewfinder: pentaprism viewfinder showing 94%
- Lens: Minolta MD-Rokkor lenses (SR-bayonet lenses with additional lever for automatic aperture control)
Of course nearly all SR-bayonet lenses can be used with the XD5, but the older SR-lenses and MC-lenses only without shutter preferred mode.
- Minolta XD-5 user manual at Butkus.org
- Minolta XD5 at Minman: The Manual Minolta webpage
- Minolta XD5 on www.collection-appareils.fr by Sylvain Halgand (in French)
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