I still have my Minolta XG-M as well. For anyone that still enjoys shootinting the old Minolta cameras, I suggest you get it cleaned and reworked with new gaskets, as the gasket kits are starting to disappear (at least in my area.)
For all of the technology found in the newer digital SLRs, I still enjoy my old XG-M. Sure, our Nikon D-5000, is a great camera... But shooting with an old manual versus a new digital SLR is (to me) comparable to painting with oils on canvas versus using Microsoft's "Paintbrush". Using either you have to have an eye for what is visually pleasing, but you have to have a real "artist's hand" to be creative with the former...
posted on 11/28/2010 12:17:36 PM PST
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You can get seal kits on Ebay. Mine are still in decent shape. High temperatures are hard on them, got to be careful about that.
posted on 11/28/2010 12:25:44 PM PST
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