The Minolta SR-T 101 is a 35mm SLR camera made by Minolta Camera Co. Ltd, Japan, premiering in the March 1966 Japan Camera Show. Sales began in April 1966 and it stayed in production with only minor changes for ten years, the result of the thorough development effort that was put into the camera. The body is a direct continuation of the Minolta SR-7 model V of 1962, itself an innovative camera, with the addition of through-the-lens (TTL) metering and additional features.
Minolta combined significant innovations into the SR-T 101 TTL metering system including:
- weighted two cell CLC metering reading the upper and lower fields, which compensated for lighting contrasts between these fields;
- automatic full-aperture metering with compensation for shooting aperture;
- metering for combined aperture, shutter speed and film sensitivity settings, with exposure indicator needle, follower needle and shutter speed scale visible in finder;
- automatic aperture-range indexing when mounting a lens;
- meter power-off interlock, to prevent inaccurate metering in depth of field preview aperture stop-down mode.
The SR-T has a bright finder with a central micro prism focusing aid that proves to be very accurate in most cases, since even when no visible lines are present in the subject, all out-of-focus objects appear to shimmer. Two exposure meter needles and the selected shutter speed are shown in the viewfinder. A small rectangle to the right indicates the acceptable needle deflection range for a healthy battery when the ON/OFF switch on the camera base is set to the battery check position labelled BC. Battery power is saved by placing the switch in the OFF position whenever the camera is not used. Battery power may also be saved by keeping the lens cap on whenever possible, since the exposure meter draws current in proportion to light intensity entering the camera lens. The metering circuit is dependent on an obsolete mercury battery. It may be replaced using a zinc-air hearing aid 1.4-volt battery, which usually comes in a six-pack and is not very expensive.
Product $249 SN: ***8066
Condition: Excellent (EX)
Warranty: No Warranty (Film Camera Sold As It Is)
What You Will Get
- Body Cap
- Strap Lugs
**IMAGES FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY. LENSES AND WINDER SOLD SEPARATELY**
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