Hello everyone! I just found this web site (knew the magazine, but not the forums!) Am I glad to "see" Minolta users...!!
I have a little question for you guys and gals out there: my X-700 is doing something I don't recall it doing. I had stopped using it for some years, and now I don't know if it's always been like that or if it's acting up.
I have not yet tested it with slide film; I wanted to ask around bfore.
Setup: In A mode, when I aim it at an object, with fixed lighting and on a tripod, at any setting smaller than full aperture, on MD/MC/Tamron lens, it gives me one reading, but takes the picture at another shutter speed (always slower, of course...). When I push the depht-of-field button, my meter goes down to the sutter speed at wich the pic was actually taken. I do not yet have tested if it does expose correctly, though. Also, same setup, if I just turn my aperture ring to close it, my internal meter does compensate for each stop, so it is still linked to my lens; But it still does not expose at that speed.
Having used it for a long time before putting it aside, I don't recall having had such a problem... Just before putting it aside, it had the unfamous electric circuits breakdown, and was sent to be serviced at a reputable place, so I think it must have been all checked up...
Any of you have such experience with their X-700? Because my X-9 doesn't do it... ( but is not ttl, so I guess it does not count!).
Any help would be appreciated!