This camera has normal signs of use on the body, minor scuffs, and dust in corners. There are no problems with the functionality of the camera and the has been kept beautiful.
- Minolta SRT201 SN:1575076
- MD Rokkor-x 50mm f/1.7 SN:2240333
- Camera Strap
- CR-P2 Battery
The Minolta SR-T series is less well known than other Minolta 35mm cameras but is no less capable. Minolta first introduced the SR-T series in 1966 with the 101 and various models were in production until 1981. The SR-T201 was introduced in 1975 and is a fully mechanical camera and therefore the battery is for metering only. The camera has shutter speeds up to 1/1000th of a second, plus Bulb, and an ASA range of 6-6400. The camera also features a depth of field preview button, a hot shoe, self-timer, and a PC socket with flash sync at 1/60th of a second. As an added bonus the selected shutter speed is visible in the viewfinder.
The metering system is of the match-needle variety where the goal is to match up the hoop over the needle by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture. What makes the meter special is Minolta’s through-the-lens Contrast Light Compensator system. The CLC meter consists of two photocells in series to help give accurate exposure in high contrast scenes. In practice, I find that this system gives better exposure than both my Canon AE-1 Program and my Pentax K1000.