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Minolta X-1 motor came on the market in 1976. This was the camera that motor drive was attached to Minolta X-1 which was launched three years before as the flagship of Minolta's camera.
Among Minolta's camera, Minolta X-1 was the first, and is the only camera that was equipped with the interchangeable veiwfinder system, and also the focusing screen was interchangeable on the camera. Needless to say, Minolta X-1 motor took over these.
Interchangeable finders are as follows :The motordrive has singular (S-mode) and continuous shooting mode (H-mode), and H-mode can be selected in 4 steps. It also automatically rewinds the film and stops after the film is rewinded up.
Automatic Exposure finder S
AE finder using silicon photo-diode which works well in the dark. Professional finder
Pentaprism finder with no exposure meter Waist-level finder
With this finder, the focusing screen can be seen from right above.
Equipped with 4.7x magnifier.
The finder for minute focusing such as close-up photography or duplicating.
Equipped with 6.25x magnifier.
Now we don't think this camera is easy to handle becase its weight is too heavy (The battery pack for the motor drive needs ten AA type batteries!). But it was very expensive in those days and not many were distributed. For that reason, this is now popular among collectors
- First introduced in 1976 by Minolta Co.,Ltd.
- Picture size : 24 x 36mm
- Lens mount : MD mount
- Finder coverage : 98%
- Shooting mode : Singular mode and Continuous mode (H, 3, 2, 1)
- Shutter : electronically controlled metal focal-plane shutter
- Shutter speeds : B, X, 1 - 1/2000 sec.
- Frame counter : automatic resetting frame counter
- Film winding : automatically winded by the motor drive (Manual winding is also available)
- Film rewinding : automatically rewinded by the motor drive
- Power sources (for exposure meter) : LR44 x 2
- Power sources (for motor drive) : AA type battery x 10
- Body dimensions : 171 x 147.5 x 83mm
- Body weight (without batteries) : 1450 grams
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