The X-700 was awarded the European "Camera of the Year" award in 1981, and its competitive pricing resulted in its becoming the most successful Minolta camera since the SRT line. As Minolta began to introduce its auto-focus cameras and lenses, further research and development of manual-focus 35mm SLR cameras was shelved. Some internal components of the X-700 were changed over its production run, apparently in an effort to further reduce costs. Minolta was also one of the first major 35mm SLR manufacturer to outsource assembly of its cameras to countries outside Japan. The camera was discontinued in 1999.
Here's a selection of 12 interesting analog photos taken with Minolta X-700. If you're a fan of Minolta X-700, you can share your photos on the Minolta X-700's group on Flickr here.
|Tormenta. Los brazos de dios. by dgr|
|Romantic Sunset at Hainan Island China... by *mike7.net|
|the bride by Nil!|
|countdown to the end of summer... by kimicon|
|Holly. by Brittany Nicol Fabry|
|untitled by n.states|
|portal by wildorange55|
|Explored-famous sunset by ~mirella|
|the quiet power out there by breeze.kaze|
|Cúc xuân by Amy Chu :)|
|morning glory by -Mina-|
|Waiting for winter to come by My . December|