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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=
=SMART=

11 years ago

Nice camera !

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safebat
safebat

11 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.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 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.

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acer73
acer73

Reply 12 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.

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acer73
acer73

Reply 12 years ago

Nvm mind i lied, it cloes the arpature greatly

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HamO
HamO

Reply 12 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.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. 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

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instructa-fan
instructa-fan

12 years ago

used that canned air crap (not air freshener) I think its called air duster er' sumptin' funky like dat...

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acer73
acer73

12 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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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

And make some image notes around the buttons you don't know the function of.

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acer73
acer73

Reply 12 years ago

done

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acer73
acer73

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks so mystery button 1 is a self timer but thats not the same camera as mine let me look around . . . Okay is a "Stop" button, i've only heard this has somthing to do with pushing the film

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acer73
acer73

Reply 12 years ago

Is was a "Stop Adjustor" I though a "Stop" had somthing to do with pushing or pulling film

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acer73
acer73

Reply 12 years ago

Oh i have no idea what that button does then cause the arpeture is on the lens and the shutter is on the little dial

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 12 years ago

look crazy? Are you talking about the circle around the center of what you see in the view finder? If so, then yes...it's supposed to help you focus.

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acer73
acer73

Reply 12 years ago

okay that what i though, i've never had a old camera like this before.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

Rubbing alcohol and q-tips are great for cleaning the exterior. But if you don't have much experience with it, then I would take in the body for internal cleaning. You shouldn't need a manual for it, most of the old 35mm SLRs are the same, control-wise. I'll see if I can scan a handout from my old photo class that labels all the controls.