Minolta MD 35-70mm 1:3.5 constant aperture lens, Macro, Minolta X-300s/X-370N film camera
I brought this at auction, where you can’t pre-test the camera. At home I can’t get much response from this camera – even inserting two new LR44/A76 batteries, it won’t cock, wont fire, no response in the light meter – so I’m selling this for the value of the lens only, the rest being something to play with or for spare parts. Luckily this lens has a very good reputation, particularly being used on Sony Alpha’s with its Minolta mount, and goes for reasonable prices (1916/Z2)
Phillip Reeve does a good review at https://phillipreeve.net/blog/minolta-md-zoom-35-70mm-3-5-review/ - using this on a Sony A7 in manual mode, and including many example photos Another good review by ProfHankD at https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4227465 - with example photos. He concludes
So, what's the overall verdict? This is a lens deserving of its reputation. The 35-70mm range isn't much, and f/3.5 isn't very fast, but it's consistently very nice. It does compete well with primes, but doesn't beat most until f/8, where it becomes exceptionally good at all focal lengths. In sum, it's a hard lens to beat for 35-70mm landscapes, and solid as a one lens only choice.
Good review by Rob Nunn at http://www.robnunnphoto.com/posts/2008/8/31/minolt a-x-300s-film-slr-joins-the-crew.html Review and small blog about this camera at http://filmisback.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/minolta-x300s.html Shooting old Minolta lenses on newer digital cameras at http://petapixel.com/2015/03/11/old-timers-using-1980s-minolta-lenses-on-a-modern-sony-digital-camera/ Manual at http://www.butkus.org/chinon/minolta/minolta_x-300/minolta_x-300.htm
I can ship both of these around Australia in an Australian Post satchel for $13.50, or they can be picked up in Greenslopes, Brisbane. PayPal is my preferred payment method.