Minolta XE

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Minolta XE
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Minolta XE camera
Overview
Type35mm SLR camera
Lens
Lens mountMinolta SR mount
Focusing
Focusmanual
Exposure/metering
ExposureAperture priority or manual
Flash
Flashhot shoe
General
Made inJapan

The Minolta XE, known as the XE-1 in Europe and the XE-7 in North America, is a manual focus, 35 mm single-lens reflex camera produced by Minolta of Japan between 1974 and 1977.[1] It was developed in collaboration with Leica Camera and has many similarities to the Leica R3.

The XE uses a Leitz-Copal electronic, vertically traveling, metal blade focal plane shutter supporting exposure times of 1/1000 of a second to four seconds, plus bulb setting. In aperture priority auto-exposure mode, the shutter speed is varied steplessly; in manual mode, the shutter speeds are selected in whole stop increments. The camera has a very short shutter lag of about 38ms, among the best for an SLR regardless of manufacturer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "XE-7". Manual Minolta. Retrieved 2007-09-17.