Used Camera

I just got a Minolta XG-M Its a little dirty but works fine, is there anything I should check for. Also what type of external shutter thing would it use? It came with: Body Kit lens 50mm 1.4/f Extra lens 35-70mm 3.5/f w/ Macro 1:4 1:7 UV[0] Skylight[1B] Any tips for cleaning I already cleaned the lenses with a micro-fiber cloth but the mirror and body is dirty. Also is there anyway I could get a manual

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=SMART=9 years ago
Nice camera !
safebat9 years ago
Didn't read all the comments, but have one older than this a 202. Silver press button is depth of field preview and lever is timer set. The circle in viewer is split halves allows you to line up on a linear edge in pic and when edges are joined correctly, you're in focus. Been using my 202 for 30 years, just went digital this year. Have fun with it.
NachoMahma10 years ago
. I think the lower button opens the apeture all the way when you push it in. Helps when focusing with a big f. . . Do NOT use compressed air on the mirror! Use a camel hair (or other very soft) brush. You can find them for a few bucks at most places that sell cameras.
acer73 (author)  NachoMahma10 years ago
I don't think it opens it all the way, it darkens everything greatly. I would never use compressed air on the mirror, I used my lens brush on it.
acer73 (author)  acer7310 years ago
Nvm mind i lied, it cloes the arpature greatly
HamO NachoMahma10 years ago
I think the lower button stops the lens down to the f-stop the lens is set to for a depth of field preview.
. Oh yeah, I think the top button is either a timer or an auto-exposure lock. . . And I really do know how to spell aperture. heehee
instructa-fan10 years ago
used that canned air crap (not air freshener) I think its called air duster er' sumptin' funky like dat...
acer73 (author) 10 years ago
Oh yes but there are mysterious buttons that seem to have no functions. What about cleaning the mirror and focus screens. When i am looking through the view finder is the spot meter supposed look crazy until its in focus.
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